Ishiguru, whose son Ferneley won the Aug. 29 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), was euthanized Sept. 17 following complications arising from a knee injury. The 11-year-old stallion had shuttled between Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire, England, and Chequers Stud in Cambridge, New Zealand.
“Veterinary treatment to the knee injury he suffered earlier in the year had been successful, and while he was unable to travel to New Zealand this summer, we were confident he would be ready for the British covering season,” said Tweenhills director David Redvers. “Sadly it appears he damaged the knee again, probably when rolling in his box, and on veterinary advice we had to accept the inevitable.
Ferneley, a stakes winner in his native Ireland, finished second in the Sept. 20 Woodbine Mile Stakes (Can-IT). He has earned $599,181.
Bred in Pennsylvania by Elizabeth Moran’s Brushwood Stable, Ishiguru sold for $1.15 million at the 1999 Keeneland September yearling to Coolmore associate Demi O’Byrne. Eaton Sales consigned as agent.
Ishiguri was an Irish group winner for Susan Magnier, whose husband, John Magnier, is managing partner of Coolmore Stud in Ireland. Ishiguru captured three of nine races and earned $115,032.
A half-brother to grade II winner Cat Fighter, Ishiguru was produced from grade I winner Strategic Maneuver (by Cryptoclearance). He is represented by five stakes winners.