2010 Farewells

Remembering the people and horses that left us in 2010.

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Academy Award - Son of Secretariat won the 1991 Early Times Manhattan (gr. IIT). Sired 10 stakes winners.

Photo: Bob Coglianese

Amelia Bearhart - 1996 Canadian Broodmare of the Year, produced Chief Bearhart, Canadian Horse of the Year in 1997 and 1998. She also produced grade I winner Explosive Red.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Bob Anderson - Successful Breeder/Owner of Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds in Canada. Horses bred include Alydeed, Ascot Knight, and Triple Wow.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Ernest Auerbach - Owner/Breeder. Graded winners include Belle's Flag, Grab the Prize, Lottery Winner, Queen of Wilshire, Star Cross, and Tres Paraiso.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Graham Beck - Owner of Gainesway Farm.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Black Tie Affair - 1991 Horse of the Year. Sired 35 stakes winners, including grade I winner and fan favorite Evening Attire.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Bonnie's Poker - dam of 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Tom Braly - Owner of grade I winner Evening Jewel

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Dick Broadbent - Founder of Bloodstock Research Information Services

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Buddy's Saint - Won the 2009 Nashua (gr. II) and Remsen Stakes (gr. II) to land atop many early Kentucky Derby polls for 2010.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Michael Burns, Sr. - Eclipse Award winning photographer, based at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Charlie Barley - 1989 Canadian Champion Turf Horse. Sired 6 stakes winners, including grade III winner Barlee Mist.

Photo: Michael Burns

Chinook Pass - 1983 Champion Sprinter, the only Washington-bred to win an Eclipse Award. Holds the record for the fastest 5 furlongs on dirt, :55 1/5.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Citidancer - Sire of 29 stakes winners, including grade I winners Urbane and Hookedonthefeelin.

Photo: Courtesy Country Life Farm

Crafty Prospector - Sire of 92 stakes winners, including Japanese Champion Agnes Digital, grade I winner Devious Course, and millionaire Crafty Shaw.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Dixieland Band - Sire of 117 stakes winners, including Champion Cotton Carnival, grade I winner Dixie Union, and group I winner Spinning Round. One of three original stallions at Lane's End Farm.

Photo: Tony Leonard / Courtesy Of Lane's End

Dixie Union - Multiple grade winner won the 2000 Haskell Invitational and Malibu Stakes. Sired 34 stakes winners including grade I winners Dixie Chatter and Hot Dixie Chick, and grade II winner Gone Astray.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Edward Evans - Breeder/Owner. Evans bred more than 100 stakes winners, including 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam, and Quality Road, one of the top older horses of 2010.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Flanders - 1994 Champion 2-year-old. Dam of Champion Surfside

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Dick Francis - Steeplechase jockey and mystery writer.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Edmund Gann - Owner, horses include: grade I winners Medaglia d'Oro, Peace Rules, You, and You and I

Photo: Benoit Photo

Halo's Image - Leading sire in Florida in 2004 and 2006, sired 17 stakes winners. As a racehorse, was a multiple-grade III winner.

Photo: Jean Raftery Photos, Inc.

John's Call - A winner on the flat and over jumps, won the Sword Dancer Invitational and the Turf Classic Invitational (both grade I's) as a 9-year-old.

Photo: Lydia A. Williams

Kinsella - $2.2 million dollar yearling, ran third in the 2009 Bryan Station Stakes (gr. IIIT).

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Chick Lang - 'Mr. Preakness,' best known for promoting and transforming the Preakness Stakes while working at Pimlico.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Lost Soldier - Grade III winner, sire of Champion Lost in the Fog.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Betty Mabee - Owner, with her late husband, of Golden Eagle Farm in California. The Mabees bred 173 stakes winners, including grade I winner Best Pal.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Master Command - Millionaire won 8 races, including the Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. II) and the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II). His first crop runs in 2011.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Mack Miller - Hall of Fame Trainer, Horses trained include Java Gold, 1993 Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero, Hawaii, Halo, and Fit to Fight. Also bred Champions Chilukki and De La Rose.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Mr. Greeley - Grade III winner, sired 54 stakes winners, including grade I winners El Corredor, Whywhywhy, Nonsuch Bay, and Celtic Melody.

Photo: Courtesy Gainesway Farm

Odysseus - Winner of the 2010 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III).

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Out of Place - Grade III winner, sired 39 stakes winners, including millionaire Nightmare Affair.

Photo: Courtesy Claiborne Farm

Personal Ensign - Undefeated Champion, Broodmare of the Year in 1996. Produced grade I winners Miner's Mark, My Flag, and Traditionally.

Photo: Equi-photo

Pleasant Tap - 1992 Champion Older Horse, ran in 4 Breeders' Cup races, the Juvenile in 1989, the Turf in 1990, the Sprint in 1991, and the Classic in 1992. He finished 2nd in both the Sprint and the Classic. Sired 53 Stakes winners.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Private Terms - Grade I winner and 1988 Kentucky Derby favorite. Sired 23 Stakes winners.

Photo: Courtesy Claiborne Farm

Real Quiet - 1998 Champion 3yo, Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner missed the Triple Crown by a nose. Sired 15 stakes winners.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Rough Sailing - Finished 2nd in the 2010 Arlington-Washington Futurity.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Steven Schwartz - Racing Publicist

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

John Sellers - Hall of Fame Jockey, won many of the major stakes in the country, including the 1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness with Carry Back.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Singspiel - 1996 Champion grass horse. Sired 79 stakes winners, including Champions Lahudood and Dar Re Mi.

Photo: Courtesy Darley Stud

Skip Away - 1996 Champion 3yo colt, 1997 Champion Older Horse, 1998 Horse of the Year. Currently 3rd on the NA Earnings list. Sired 24 stakes winners.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Snow Chief - 1986 Champion 3yo colt, won the Preakness, Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby, etc. Sired 21 stakes horses.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

George Steinbrenner III - Breeder/Owner, industry leader in Florida. Horses bred and/or raced include grade I winners Bellamy Road, Buy the Farm, Dream Supreme, Eternal Prince, Majestic Warrior, Spinning Round, and Sweet Symphony.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Noble Threewitt - Trainer, trained for 75 years. His best horse was Correlation, who won the 1954 Florida Derby and Wood Memorial Stakes.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Tiz Chrome - Winner of the 2009 Stuka Stakes.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Tuscan Evening - Grade I winner was 6 for 6 in 2010, earned $1,138,508

Photo: Benoit Photo

Frank 'Scoop' Vessels III - Owner, President CTBA. Owner of Vessels Stallion Farm

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Justin Vitek - Jockey primarily in the Midwest. His biggest victory came with Miss Pickums in the 2000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Pat Lang

Barbara Walter - Breeder/Owner, horses included grade I winners Cavonnier, 2nd in the 1996 Kentucky Derby, Lazy Slusan, Ringaskiddy, and Tout Charmout.

Photo: Benoit Photo

War Pass - 2007 Champion 2yo colt. First crop races in 2012.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Jack Werk - Founder of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

With Approval - 1989 Canadian Horse of the Year, won the Canadian Triple Crown that year. Sired 51 stakes winners.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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