Immerse, dam of grade I winner Stephen Got Even, was euthanized May 14 because of foaling complications. Owned by Chester and Mary Broman, the 21-year-old daughter of Cox’s Ridge had produced a Hook and Ladder colt two days earlier. The Bromans own Chestertown Farm near Chestertown, N.Y.
Bred in Kentucky by Shirley Taylor’s W Lazy T, Immerse began her racing career for Taylor. Immerse ran third in the 1991 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park, after which she was acquired by William S. Farish and W.S. Kilroy. Immerse ran third in the 1992 Truly Bound Stakes at Fair Grounds for them.
Immerse, who was retired with four wins from 17 races and earnings of $108,398, produced Stephen Got Even for the two men. By Lane’s End stallion A.P. Indy, Stephen Got Even was bought by Steve Hilbert for $325,000 at the 1997 Keeneland July yearling sale.
Stephen Got Even scored his big win in the 2000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park on his way to millionaire status. He stands at Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky., and has sired 18 stakes winners.
Chestertown purchased Immerse for $350,000 at the 1997 Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Lane’s End, agent. In foal to A.P. Indy, she produced the stakes-winning filly Indy Glory from that mating. Immerse later produced stakes winner Grand Merger (by A.P. Indy) and stakes-placed Immersed in Gold (by Seeking the Gold).
Indy Glory and Grand Merger, both of whom are broodmares for the Bromans, were bred to Curlin after producing offspring this year. Indy Glory, dam of two stakes-placed runners, foaled a Distorted Humor filly, and Grand Merger produced a Stormy Atlantic colt.
Immerse produced 10 named foals, seven of which have won. Her 2-year-old A.P. Indy colt named Indirectly is in training with John Kimmel at Belmont Park preparing for his first start.