Grade I winner Adieu

Grade I winner Adieu

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Major Mares Adieu, Tacha Dead

Grade I winner Adieu and champion producer Tacha dead.

Adieu, a grade I winner, and champion producer Tacha have died. Each produced a Kentucky-bred filly this year. Adieu’s offspring, by Giant's Causeway , was born Jan. 24 and bred in the name of Adieu Syndicate. It was the 5-year-old mare’s first foal.

Tacha’s newborn, bred by Orpendale, is by Johannesburg and was foaled May 1. Both Johannesburg and Giant’s Causeway stand at Coolmore Stud's North American satellite, Ashford Stud, near Versailles. Ky. Both the newborn fillies reside at Ashford.

Adieu, bred in Kentucky by Glencrest Farm, raced for Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith. Magnier’s husband, John Magnier, is Coolmore’s managing partner.

One of the top 2-year-old fillies of 2005, Adieu won the Spinaway (gr. I) and Astoria Stakes over subsequent champion Folklore that summer and took the Frizette Stakes (gr. I) in the  fall.  At 3, she captured the Delaware Oaks (gr. (II). She retired with five wins from 10 races and earnings of $907,934.

Adieu, by El Corredor, was produced from the winning At the Threshold mare Irene’s Talkin.

Tacha, by Mr. Prospector, produced seven named foals, two of which are winners. Her best foal, One Cool Cat, a son of Storm Cat bred by WinStar Farm, raced for Sue Magnier and Tabor and was honored with a Cartier Award as Europe’s leading 2-year-old of 2003. He was purchased for $3.1 million at the 2002 Keeneland July yearling sale. He stands at Coolmore.

Tacha, whose unnamed yearling colt is by Storm Cat, raced for her breeder, Allen Paulson, winning one of nine races. She was produced from the grade II-winning Northern Dancer mare Savannah Dancer.