Canadian Broodmare of the Year Primarily Dead

Primarily, the 2000 Canadian Broodmare of the Year, died March 30 in a field from injuries sustained in a fall at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Versailles, Ky. The 17-year-old daughter of Lord At War was buried at the farm.

Although Primarily was owned by Stronach at the time she was voted a Sovereign Award as Canada's best broodmare, she in fact earned top broodmare honors because of what she had accomplished for her previous owner, David Willmot's Kinghaven Farms. All three of her stakes winners--Primaly, Poetically, and Whiskey Wisdom--were Kinghaven homebreds trained by Roger Attfield. The first two-named were both Canadian champion 2-year-old fillies: Primaly in 1997 and Poetically in 2000.

Stronach bought Primarily for $2.2 million at the 1998 Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Fred Seitz, agent. Primarily was in foal to Storm Cat and produced a colt the following February. Primarily's next five foals were all fillies, including one by Adena Springs stallion Red Bullet born this year.

Poetically nearly sold for as much as her dam at the 2003 Keeneland November mixed sale. She was bought in foal to A.P. Indy for $2,050,000 by B. Wayne Hughes from Seitz as agent.

Bred by Peter and Diane Perkins' Wimborne Farm, Primarily won the 1990 My Dear Stakes as a 2-year-old in one of her two wins from four career starts for Kinghaven. Primarily, who was produced from the Grey Dawn II mare Mostly, retired with earnings of $63,036. As a broodmare, she produced a dozen foals. Her first nine have been named and six have won. Whiskey Wisdom, who was a graded stakes winner, stands at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, as the property of Kinghaven and Windfields.

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