Brian's Time winning the 1988 Florida Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2440909552&k=C9T8wGC">Order This Photo</a>

Brian's Time winning the 1988 Florida Derby.
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Stallion Brian's Time Dies in Japan

The Kentucky-bred was one of the leading sires in Japan for more than a decade.

Brian's Time, for more than a decade one of the leading stallions in Japan, has died, according to news outlets in Japan.

Brian's Time, 28, fractured his right femur and was euthanized, according to reports. By Roberto out of the Graustark mare Kelley's Day, Brian's Time was bred in Kentucky by James and Joan Phillips of Darby Dan Farm.

Brian's Time won the Florida Derby and Pegasus Handicap (both gr. I) and the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) as a 3-year-old in 1988. He also finished second in that year's Preakness Stakes and third in the Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes (all gr. I).

He was trained by John Veitch and earned $1,001,269 in 21 starts. The horse was shipped to Japan in 1989 for stud duty.

At stud in Japan, Brian's Time sired 1994 Japanese Triple Crown winner Narita Brian.

Kelley's Day, who produced 14 other foals, died of old age in 2003 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.