Canadian Horse of the Year Wando died Jan. 22 at Schonberg Farm in Ontario at age 14. The farm said the suspected cause of death was a heart attack.
A son of Langfuhr bred and raced by Schonberg Farm owner Gustav Schickedanz, Wando was Canada's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male after winning the 2003 Canadian Triple Crown. He retired with 11 wins, including eight stakes, from 23 starts and earnings of $2,563,038.
The horse entered stud at Lane's End Farm in 2006 before being relocated to Schonberg for the 2011 breeding season.
With progeny earnings in excess of $5.2 million, Wando has been represented by two stakes winners, including grade I winner Turallure. He was bred in Ontario from the Woodman mare Kathie's Colleen.