Mill Ridge Farm stallion Johar died Nov. 10 at age 15 following a paddock accident at the farm near Lexington. He will be buried at the farm next to his sire, Gone West, Mill Ridge said in a release.
Johar was the first foal out of two-time grade I winner and Canadian champion Windsharp, by Lear Fan. Johar finished in a dead heat with High Chaparral for first in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and was victorious in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) and Oak Tree Derby and San Marcos Stakes, both grade II. He was trained by Richard Mandella for his breeder, The Thoroughbred Corp.
Johar has been represented by progeny that have earned in excess of $10.3 million, with his 15 stakes winners including grade I winner Joha, millionaire Keertana, and Canadian champion 2-year-old filly Tu Endie Wei.
"It is a sad day for us to inform the passing of Johar," said Mill Ridge managing partner Headley Bell. "He was with us a long time, having been raised at Mill Ridge and bred and raced by Thoroughbred Corp. He reached the pinnacle of racing, dead heating in the Breeders' Cup Turf with High Chaparral and as a sire with grade I winner Joha. We will miss him here at Mill Ridge."