Regal State, whose son, Pleasantly Perfect, won the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), was euthanized March 18 at Robin F. Scully’s Clovelly Farms near Lexington because of complications from old age. She was 28.
A homebred for Scully, Regal State was the second highweight at 2 on the 1985 French Free Handicap. That year, she won the Prix Morny (Fr-I) and placed in two stakes, including the Prix de la Salamandre (Fr-I). Regal State also was group I stakes-placed in France at 3. During her career, she won or placed in six of 12 starts and earned $103,973.
Pleasantly Perfect, in addition to winning the Breeders’ Cup, won five other stakes including the Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) and the Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). The son of Pleasant Colony stands at stud at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Regal State (Affirmed—La Trinite, by Lyphard) produced 13 named foals, including French group winner Hurricane State (by Miswaki) and United States steeplechase stakes winner Swagger Stick (by Cozzene).
Clovelly has Regal State’s youngest offspring, 3-year-old Bang the Table (by Elusive Quality), in training with Steve Penrod.