Crafty Ember, dam of grade I winner Pampered Princess, died from complications from hemorrhaging after foaling a Tapit
filly Feb. 18 at Trackside Farm near Versailles, Ky.
The 19-year-old daughter of Crafty Prospector
was owned by BKS Stables and was based at Don and Susan Smith's Grandvue Farm near Versailles, Ky. The Smiths are part owners in BKS with Evan and Connie Brann and Jeff and Beth Keane.
Pampered Princess, a daughter of Indian Charlie
, scored her big win in the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland last fall for owner Martin Cherry. She retired with earnings of $786,125 and is booked to Unbridled's Song
Bred in Florida by Marvin Delfiner, Crafty Ember made all but her first start for Richard Malouf and won the Wintergreen Stakes at Philadelphia Park for him. Crafty Ember, who was produced from the Gallant Man mare Autumn Ember, retired with 10 wins from 39 races and earnings of $133,835.
BKS privately purchased Crafty Ember from Central Kentucky horseman Ted Bates after she was bought back for $18,000 at the 2003 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale.
The newborn Tapit filly was the 13th consecutive foal produced from Crafty Ember. Of the 11 named foals, six are winners. Crafty Ember's unnamed yearling is a full brother to Pampered Princess.