Stuart S. Janney III’s Laughing Look, dam of grade I winner Coronado’s Quest and two other stakes winners, was euthanized Sept. 10 because of complications from the infirmities of old age. The 23-year-old pensioned daughter of Damascus had resided at Gus Koch’s Mt. Carmel Farm near Paris, Ky., and is buried there.
Laughing Look, who was bred in Kentucky by Janney’s parents, was boarded at the Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., during the time she was a broodmare. She produced 10 foals, five of which have won.
All three of Laughing Look’s stakes winners raced as homebreds for Stuart Janney III. Coronado’s Quest was a leading 2- and 3-year-old from his crop. The son of Forty Niner won eight graded stakes, including the 1998 Travers Stakes (gr. I) and Buick Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) during the time he was owned by Janney and Robert and Janice McNair’s Stonerside Stables.
Coronado’s Quest entered stud at Claiborne and later stood in Japan, where he died March 2006 of heart failure.
Laughing Look’s other stakes winners were Warning Glance, a graded winner by Caveat, and Military Look ((by Assault Landing).
Laughing Look was out of the Bold Ruler mare Laughter, a half-sister to champion Ruffian, who raced for Janney's parents.