Champion Producer Ivory Idol Dies

She was the dam of 1999 U.S. champion juvenile male Anees.

Champion producer Ivory Idol died March 30 at Kip and Suzanne Knelman's Farfellow Farms near Paris, Ky. The daughter of AlydarIvory Wand, by Sir Ivor was 30. 

"We originally purchased her when Paul Mellon dispersed his breeding stock at Keeneland a number of years ago," said the Knelmans in a statement. "She was a great companion and had a very enjoyable life with us."

Ivory Idol produced four winners from eight starters, including Anees, by Unbridled, who was named 1999 U.S. champion juvenile male by virtue of his score in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Among Ivory Idol's other offspring is stakes winner Sorcerer (by Summer Squall).

While Ivory Idol was unraced, her female family traces to several grade/group winners, champions, and international highweights. Her half brother Gold and Ivory was a two-time champion 3-year-old in Germany and Italy. Other relatives include grade I-winning millionaire Grand Couturier, and dual graded stakes victor and leading U.S. sire Elusive Quality.

Ivory Idol was bred in Virginia by Paul Mellon.