Grade I Winner Carson Hollow Dead

Grade I Winner Carson Hollow Dead
Photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese
Carson Hollow, died following colic surgery.
Grade I winner Carson Hollow, a three-time New York champion of 2002 for Frank Stronach and partners, died Aug. 25 following colic surgery at Ontario Veterinary College in Canada. The 4-year-old Carson City filly, who underwent knee surgery for the removal of a bone chip in Kentucky in the spring, was scheduled to begin light training at Stronach's Adena Springs North in Ontario.

Bred by Patricia Staskowski Purdy, Carson Hollow was New York's Horse of the Year and champion sprinter and 3-year-old filly in 2002. She won five of seven races, including the Prioress Stakes (gr. I), and missed winning the Test Stakes (gr. I) by a nose after a rousing battle with You.

Stronach raced Carson Hollow with Hemlock Hills Farm (Alfred and Lupe Hemlock), Gabrielle Farm (John Acierno), Justine Zimmerman, and Sanford Goldfarb. Carson Hollow, who was produced from the Hold Your Peace mare Lizeality, raced three times this year, winning the Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) and finishing second in the Barbara Fritchie (gr. II) and Genuine Risk (gr. II) Handicaps. Trained by Richard Dutrow Jr., Carson Hollow won a total of six of 10 starts and earned $500,110.

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