Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow Euthanized

Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow Euthanized
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Alywow, in the sales ring at Keeneland.
Alywow, Canada's Horse of the Year in 1994, was euthanized March 2 following a lengthy battle with a bone infection. The infection set in after she suffered an injury in a paddock accident last year. A daughter of Alysheba out of the Coastal mare Triple Wow, Alywow was owned by Pat O'Kelly and kept at the latter's Kilcarn Stud in Ireland. Alywow had foaled a Sadler's Wells colt two weeks before her death. The colt later died.

A Canadian-bred, Alywow also claimed the title champion 3-year-old filly and top grass horse in 1994 while racing as a homebred for Kinghaven Farms. During her career, she captured seven of 19 races and earned $648,431.

O'Kelly bought Alywow (in foal to Mr. Prospector) through Curragh Bloodstock for $1.25 million at the 1997 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Alywow twice was represented by the sale-topper at the Goffs Orby Sale. In 1999, her Mr. Prospector yearling filly was sold for $1.6 million. The following year, her Danzig colt fetched $2.2 million from John Magnier of Coolmore Stud.

Alywow produced four named foals, one of whom, Hidden Cat (by Storm Cat), was a U.S. stakes winner.

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