Carnegie, winner of the 1994 Forte Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) for Sheikh Mohammed, has been euthanized because of the infirmities of age. He was 21.
Bred in Ireland by Swettenhan Stud, Carnegie was a fabulously well-bred horse, being by perennial leading sire Sadler's Wells out of 1980 Arc winner and French Horse of the Year Detroit (by Riverman).
Carnegie, who eked out a neck win in the Arc over Hernando, was French champion 3-year-old at 11 to 14 furlongs that year. He also was a group I winner at age 4, capturing the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.
Carnegie finished sixth in the 1995 Arc, won by Lammtarra. He concluded his racing career several weeks later with a third-place effort in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) behind Northern Spur and Freedom Cry. He was retired with a record of 7-1-1 from 13 starts and earnings of $1,458,787.
Carnegie initially stood at stud for Sheikh Mohammed's Darley in Japan and shuttled to New Zealand. He spent his last seven years at stud at Darley's Kelvinside Stud in the Hunter Valley in Australia before being pensioned from stud duty at the end of 2008.
Carnegie's stakes winner included leading racemare Tuesday Joy, a four-time group I winner in Australia, and multiple Australian group I winners Perlin and Vision And Power.
Henry Plumptre, Darley's managing director in Australia said, "Carnegie was a magnificent racehorse who won the most cherished prize in European racing, and he went on to have a distinguished career at stud. Everyone at Darley will remember him fondly as he had a wonderful temperament and was such a pleasant horse to be around."