2011 Farewells

Remembering the people and horses that left us in 2011.

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Nancy Alberts - Trainer. Horses trained include homebred runner Magic Weisner, who finished 2nd in the 2002 Preakness Stakes.

Photo: Jim Mccue, Maryland Jockey Club

Alumni Hall - Graded Stakes Winner. Won the Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) and Fayette Stakes (gr. III). First crop raced in 2011.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Aurora - Stakes Winner, producer. Won the Aqueduct Budweiser Breeders' Cup Handicap, and finished second in the Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT). Dam of grade I winners Arch and Acoma, and group III winner Festival of Light. Shown with Acoma as a foal.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Awad - Grade I Winner and Sire. Earned $3,270,131, including wins in the Arlington Million (gr. IT), Sword Dancer (gr. IT), Early Times Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT), and Secretariat (gr. IT). Sired stakes winner Underbidder.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Banned - Multiple Graded Stakes Winner. In 2011, won the American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT), the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT), and the Jefferson Cup (gr. III).

Photo: Chad Harmon

Michael Baze - Jockey. Won 918 races from 6,968 mounts in a career that began in 2003. His mounts earned more than $32.4 million. Top horses rode included Mi Sueno, Georgie Boy, Wordly, and Salute the Sarge.

Photo: John C. Engelhardt/ Pat Lang Photography

Beautiful Pleasure - Champion older female of 1999. Won or placed in 14 graded stakes, including wins in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), the Matron (gr. I), the Personal Ensign (gr. I) (twice), the Beldame (gr. I), and the Hempstead (gr. I). As a broodmare, she produced 2 winners, including grade I stakes-placed Dr. Pleasure.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Bernstein - Group winner and Sire. Sired over 70 stakes winners, including grade I winners Dream Empress and Miss World.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Prince Saud bin Khaled - Breeder and Owner. Horses bred include grade I winners Biondetti, Continuously, Dreams Gallore, Indy Five Hundred, and Lear's Princess

Photo: Courtesy Chanteclair Farm

Bold Executive - Stakes winner and leading Canadian Sire. From 2003 - 10, Bold Executive topped the Canadian sires' list 6 times. Sired over 40 stakes winners, including three Canadian champions, Blonde Executive, Sand Cove, and Simply Lovely.

Photo: Dave Landry

Brown Bess - Champion grass mare for 1989. Wor or placed in 30 of 36 races, and earned $1,300,920, including a win in the Yellow Ribbon Invitational Stakes (gr. IT). As a broodmare, produced the winner Brownie, who earned $127,513.

Photo: Blood-horse Publications

Elliott Burch - Hall of Fame Trainer. Horses trained include Horses of the Year Sword Dancer, Arts and Letters, and Fort Macy, and champions Bowl of Flowers, Run the Gantlet, and Key to the Mint. Shown with Bowl of Flowers.

Photo: Blood-horse Publications

Keith Card - Former President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, Breeder. Horses bred include Linda Card, and Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner California Flag. Raced Grade I winner Freedom Cry.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Cee's Song - Producer. Dam of two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner and sire Tiznow. Also produced grade II winners Budroyale and Tizdubai, and stakes winner Tizbud, full siblings to Tiznow.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Chief Seattle - Grade I stakes-placed, Sire. Son of Seattle Slew earned $327,000 and finished 2nd in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Sired 27 stakes horses.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Chocolate Candy - Grade II winner. Won the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) and the California Derby, and finished 2nd in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and third in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I).

Photo: Benoit Photo

Clear Mandate - Grade I winner, producer. Won or placed in 6 grade I races, and also won the grade II Cotillion Handicap. Produced 7 winners, including stakes winner Full Mandate, and grade III winner Newfoundland.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Joseph M. Cornacchia - Owner. Co-owner of Kentucky Derby winners Strike the Gold and Go for Gin, and a former member of the New York Racing Association's board of directors.

Photo: Nyra Photo

Daijin - Stakes winner and producer. Won the Star Shoot Stakes and the Selene Stakes, and finished 3rd in the Test (gr. I). Produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winner Handpainted and grade II winner Serenading.

Photo: Blood-horse Publications

Devil May Care - Grade I Winner. Won the Frizette Stakes (gr. I), Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), and the Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II), while earning $724,000.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Bill Entenmann - Breeder. In the name of Timber Bay Farm, bred 2002 Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, campaigned grade I winner Artie Schiller, and grade I steeplechase winners Bisbalense and Romantic.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Pete Ferriola - Trainer. Trained from 1978 - 2001, earning 9 meet titles at Aqueduct, and 2 at Belmont. Retired with 1,129 wins.

Photo: Nyra Photo

Fleet Indian - Champion older female of 2006. Won 7 stakes, including the Personal Ensign (gr. I), the Beldame Stakes (gr. I), and the Delaware Handicap (gr. II). Earned $1,704,513.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Manuel Gilman - Veterinarian. Prominent Racetrack veterinarian, served in many official capacities over 46 years.

Photo: Courtesy Charles Gilman

Glitterman - Graded Stakes winner, sire. Won or placed in 11 stakes, including the Philadelphia Park Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. III). Sired 33 stakes winners, including grade I winners Balto Star and Glitter Woman.

Photo: Jean Raftery

Green Tune - Champion, Sire. Won or placed in 6 group races, including wins in the French Two Thousand Guineas (Fr-I) and Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I). Sired 36 stakes winners, including group I winner Fuisse.

Photo: Haras D’etreham

Carl Hanford - Hall of Fame Trainer. Best known as the trainer of five-time Horse of the Year Kelso.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Bill Harmatz - Jockey. Won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1960. Horses rode include 1959 Preakness winner Royal Orbit and Most Host (shown), who won the 1968 Strub Stakes. Owned the Vista Entertainment Center.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Thomas Heard Jr - Trainer. Stakes winners included Lawbroke, Built For Pleasure, Mayor Steve, and Gator Back.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Bob Holthus - Trainer. Trained around 90 stakes winners, including grade I winners Proper Reality and Pure Clan. Also trained Lawyer Ron in the early part of his career.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Indian Charlie - Grade I winner, Sire. Won the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), finished third in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Sire of more than 60 stakes winners, including champions Uncle Mo, Indian Blessing, and Fleet Indian.

Photo: Tony Leonard/courtesy Airdrie Stud

Invisible Ink - Grade I Stakes-placed, Sire. Finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and 3rd in the Florida Derby (gr. I). Sire of 4 stakes winners.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Jim Hurst - The Blood-Horse Sales Director. Worked for The Blood-Horse for a total of 23 years.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Jess Jackson - Breeder/Owner. Best known for campaigning Horse of the Years Curlin and Rachel Alexandra as part of his Stonestreet Stable. Other graded stakes represented by Stonestreet, individually or in partnership, included Gozzip Girl, Kensei, Kantharos, and Astrology. Stonestreet also bred 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly (gr. I) winner My Miss Aurelia.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Kensei - Grade II winner. Won the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II), Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), and the Salvator Mile (gr. III).

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Arnold Kirkpatrick - Publisher. Central Kentucky real estate broker who was a former co-owner of the Thoroughbred Record.

Photo: Blood-horse Publications

Terry Lanni - Owner. Horses raced alone or in partnership include: Silic, Ladies Din, and Game On Dude, who he is leading to the winner's circle in this photo. Lanni was the retired chairman of the board and chief executive officer of MGM Mirage and a member of the board of directors of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club since 2001.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Law Society - Champion in Ireland, Sire. Purchased for $2.7 million as a yearling, won Joe McGrath Irish Sweeps Derby (Ire-I) and Dalham Chester Vase (Eng-III). Finished 2nd in the William Hill Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I). Sired 55 stakes winners.

Photo: Blood-horse Publications

Carl Lizza - Owner. A horse owner for more than 30 years, his Flying Zee Stable led the owners list in New York multiple times. Horses campaigned by Lizza include champion Wayward Lass, multiple stakes winner Cosmonaut, and stakes winners Key Contender, Screen King, Thunder Achiever, I Lost My Choo, Golden Commander and Kevin's Decision.

Photo: Nyra Photo

Miesque - International Champion, Producer. Won 12 of 16 starts, including 10 group/grade I stakes, and earned $2,070,163. Won the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in 1987 and 1988. As a broodmare, produced 6 winners, including group I winners Kingmambo and East of the Moon, and group III winners Miesque's Son and Mingun.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Mr. Livingston - Graded Stakes Winner, Sire. Won or placed in 14 stakes, including the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III), and the Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap in course-record-equaling time. Sired 2009 stakes winner Livingston Street.

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

Najran - Graded Stakes Winner, Sire. Won the Westchester Handicap (gr. III) and the Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III). In the Westchester, he equaled the American track record for a mile with a time of 1:32.34. Offspring include grade II winner Wasted Tears, grade III winner Buckleupbuttercup, and grade stakes-placed Snow Top Mountain.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Olympio - Grade I winner, Sire. Won or placed in 12 stakes, including wins in the Hollywood Derby (gr. I), the Arkansas Derby (gr. II), the Minnesota Derby (gr. II), the American Derby (gr. II), and the Malibu Stakes (gr. II). Sired 30 stakes winners.

Photo: Rick Rickman

Polish Navy - Grade I winner and Sire. Won or placed in 8 stakes, including wins in the Cowdin (gr. I), Champagne (gr. I), Woodward Stakes (gr. I), and Jim Dandy (gr. II). Sired 17 stakes winners, including 1993 Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero.

Photo: Courtesy Of Wafare Farm

Primal Force - 2000 Broodmare of the Year. Dam of grade I winners Awesome Again and Macho Uno, both of which won Breeders' Cup races. Macho Uno was named 2000 champion 2-year-old colt.

Photo: Blood-horse Publications

Rahy - Graded Stakes winner, sire of more than 90 stakes winners, including 13 grade/group I winners and 14 millionaires. Notable offspring include Fantastic Light, Serena's Song, Dreaming of Anna, and Lewis Michael.

Photo: Tony Leonard/courtesy Three Chimneys Farm

Cathy Roby - Kentucky Horse Park. Oversaw the care of John Henry (shown), Forego, Bold Forbes, Cigar, Alysheba, Kona Gold, and Da Hoss.

Photo: Stephanie Church

Sadler's Wells - Leading International Sire. Group I winner was leading sire in England and Ireland 14 times, sired over 300 stakes winners.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Larry Saumell - Jockey. Mounts won 2,098 races and earned nearly $25 million from 1973 to 1999. Worked as a jockey's agent after his retirement.

Photo: Equi-photo

Seneca Jones - Sire. Son of Alydar sired 9 stakes winners.

Photo: Courtesy Asmussen Horse Center

Mike Sherman - Eclipse Award-winning Breeder. Founded Farnsworth Farm. Bred about 220 stakes winners, including champions Jewel Princess and Beautiful Pleasure, grade I winners Mecke, Jackie Wackie, and Powder Break, and grade II winner Imperialism.

Photo: Equi-photo

Mace Siegel - Owner, co-founder TOC. Horses owned as part of Jay Em Ess Stable include Declan's Moon, Boys at Tosconova, I Ain't Bluffing, Urbane, and more. Siegel also co-founded the Thoroughbred Owners of California in 1975.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Bentley Smith - Racing Manager. Managed the Frances A. Genter Stable for 30 years, including the period when Unbridled won the 1990 Kentucky Derby, and Smile won the Breeders' Cup Sprint. Smith was also the breeder and owner of grade I winner Lady Joanne.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

John Sosby - Claiborne Farm Manager. Worked at Claiborne more than 50 years, until retirement in 2003. Associated with some of the top horses raised at the farm, including Ruffian, Swale, and Ferdinand.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Soviet Problem (right) - 1994 California Horse of the Year. Grade III winner, lost by a head to Cherokee Run in the 1994 Breeders' Cup Sprint. Dam of 5 winners, including stakes winner Uncle Don.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Stormello - Grade I winner, sire. Won or placed in 6 graded stakes, including wins in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and the Norfolk Breeders' Cup (gr. II). In his 1st crop, 2-year-olds of 2011, has sired 7 winners.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Strike the Gold - 1991 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, Sire. Won or placed in 14 stakes, including wins in the Pimlico Special (gr. I), the Nassau County Handicap (gr. II), and the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. II). Sired 23 stakes winners, a leading sire in Turkey.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The Wicked North - 1994 Champion Older Horse. Won 8 of 17 starts, and earned $1,180,750. Victories included the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. I), Californian Stakes (gr. I), the San Antonio Handicap (gr. II), the Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. III), and the San Francisco Handicap (gr. III).

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Two Punch - Leading Maryland Sire. Stakes winner Two Punch was Maryland's stallion of the year three times, and has sired 55 stakes winners.

Photo: Northview Stallion Station

West by West - Grade I Winner, Sire. Won or placed in 10 graded stakes, including wins in the Nassau County Handicap (gr. I), Jamaica Handicap (gr. II), and Widener Handicap (gr. III). Sired 34 stakes winners.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Julian 'Buck' Wheat - Director of Horsemen's relations at Churchill Downs. Worked at Churchill for more than 60 years. Known as the 'Mayor of the Backside.'

Photo: John Harralson/the Voice Tribune

Wilderness Song - Canadian Hall of Fame racemare. Won or placed in 22 stakes, including wins in the Spinster Stakes (gr. I), the Churchill Downs Budweiser Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), the Molly Pitcher Handicap (gr. II), and the Monmouth Park Budweiser Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III). Dam of 6 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Go to the Sun.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Yankee Victor - Grade I winner and Sire. Won the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) and the Westchester Handicap (gr. III) in 2000. Sire of 10 stakes winners.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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