Prominent Stallion Grand Lodge Dies in Australia

Prominent Stallion Grand Lodge Dies in Australia
Photo: Woodlands Stud
Grand Lodge, died as a result of injuries from paddock accident.
Woodlands Stud in Australia announced that prominent stallion Grand Lodge was euthanized following a long battle to repair the left knee that was damaged in a paddock accident in September. He was buried at the farm.

Woodlands, in conjunction with its Grand Lodge partners, Coolmore Stud in Ireland and Plantation Stud in England, expressed appreciation of the outstanding treatment given to the 12-year-old son of Eclipse Award winner Chief's Crown by Dr. Angus Adkins, Dr. Jane Axon, and the intensive care unit staff of the Scone Veterinary Hospital in the Hunter Valley.

Bred in Kentucky by Lord Howard de Walden, Grand Lodge was England's champion 2-year-old male in 1993. His big win that year came in the Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I), and he also was a group I winner the following year, in the St. James's Palace Stakes. Overall, he won four of 13 races and earned $653,507 in England, Ireland, and North America.

Grand Lodge left his mark as a stallion in both hemispheres. He has sired 37 stakes winners include English, French, and Irish champion Sinndar, winner of the Epsom (Eng-I) and Irish (Ire-I) Derbys, plus the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I), all in 2000. He also sired European champions Grandera, Queen's Logic, and Indian Lodge, along with top Australian runners such as Shogun Lodge and Freemason. His dam. La Papagena, is by Habitat.

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