Presidential Order, who ranked among Indiana’s leading sires for several years, was euthanized April 23 after suffering injuries in a paddock accident at M.C. Roberts Farms near Mooresville, Ind. The 15-year-old son of Danzig broke the top board of the fence after running into it and impaled the left side of his neck on one of the splintered boards. Due to the loss of blood, he suffered a seizure and then was euthanized.
Presidential Order is represented by a dozen runners that have won or placed in stakes. His five stakes winners include multiple added-money winners Indy Energy and Down by the Sea. He ranks sixth on this year’s Indiana sires list and has career progeny earnings of $2.2 million.
Out of the grade I-winning Hold Your Peace mare Mitterand, Presidential Order was a half-brother to grade II winner and successful Japanese sire French Deputy and to stakes winner Princess Mitterand.
Presidential Order, who ran unplaced in his sole start, was bred in Kentucky by Irving Cowan, and raced for him in partnership.