Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club

Grade II Winner Millionreasonswhy Dies

Sagamore Farm filly was a grade II winner who won or placed in five stakes.

Sagamore Racing’s Millionreasonswhy died the morning of July 1 after a training accident at Sagamore Farm near Glyndon, Md. During a routine workout, she crashed through a rail on the three-quarter-mile training track and died instantly of internal injuries.

Trained by Ignacio Correas IV, Millionreasonswhy (Grand Slam—In Secure by A.P. Indy) finished in the top three in all of her six starts. She won last year’s Matron Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park and this year’s Wide Country Stakes at Laurel Park. She placed in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II), the Comely Stakes (gr. III), and the Miss Preakness Stakes May 18 in her last start. She compiled a career record of 3-2-1 and had earnings of $223,340.

“This is a very emotional day for our team,” said Sagamore Racing general manager Tom Mullikin.

“Millionreasonswhy was a classy and tough filly that had not yet reached her full potential. She was also a very sweet horse that was always a pleasure to be around. I want to thank Ignacio, Bob Feld, and our entire team who cared for Millionreasonswhy. We also want to thank Millionreasonswhy’s fans and supporters of Sagamore Racing. We will miss her dearly.”

Millionreasonswhy was bred in Kentucky by Tom Evans, Tenlane Farm, and Oratis.

Millionreasonswhy will be buried in the Sagamore Farm cemetery alongside Hall of Fame horses Native Dancer, Discovery, and Bed o’ Roses. Keeping with the tradition of the farm, she will be buried whole with her blanket, halter, and a basket of treats.