Major Producer Why Me Lord Dead

Why Me Lord, dam of German group I winner Allez Milord, died in April at Marlene Brody's Gallagher's Stud near Ghent, N.Y. The 32-year-old daughter of Bold Reasoning had been pensioned since 1997.

Allez Milord was the best of the 10 winners produced from Why Me Lord. A son of Tom Rolfe, Allez Milord became the first New York-bred runner to win a major European group I stakes, taking the 1986 Puma Europa Preis in Germany. He was a German champion that year.

Allez Milord, who was campaigned as a homebred by Gallagher's at the time Jerry Brody owned the farm, also won the 1987 Oak Tree Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) and was a group winner in England. He ran second in the 1986 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and later was bought by Zenya Yoshida for stallion duty at his Shadai Stallion Station in Japan.

Why Me Lord, who was foaled the same year as another Bold Reasoning offspring, Seattle Slew, was bred in Kentucky by James E. Clay and produced from the Pappa Fourway mare Tomorrowland. Gallagher's bought Why Me Lord (who was carrying Allez Milord) for $60,000 at the 1983 Keeneland January horses of all age sales from Wimborne Farm. Why Me Lord produced 13 foals, including two stakes-placed runners. Her last foal, 10-year-old Blond Lady, is at Gallagher's and is the dam of stakes-placed Bestowed.