Alleged, a multiple champion racehorse in Europe and the sire of 98 stakes winners, was euthanized Friday morning at John T. L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington, Ky. due to the infirmities of age. The son of Hoist the Flag--Princess Pout, by Prince John, was 26.
Trained by Vincent O'Brien for Robert Sangster, Alleged won nine of 10 career starts, including the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I). At the time of his death, Alleged had sired the earners of more than $38 million, including four champions. Among his four stakes winners of 2000 is Flat Top, winner of the Royal Chase at Keeneland. He also was a successful broodmare sire, with one of his mares producing an Arc winner.
Alleged, who was taken out of active stallion service in 1997, was buried Friday at Walmac.
"In every way, Alleged was a champion," Jones said. "Few stallions come along that prove to be great sires and broodmare sires and continue to influence the breed for decades after their lifetime. It appears Alleged is one of those stalwarts of the turf. He will be truly missed."