Jolie's Halo Dies in Paddock Accident

According to published reports, Jolie's Halo died recently following a paddock accident at East Stud on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. The son of Halo was 18.

Jolie's Halo was relocated to East Stud from his breeder, Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., in September 1996 after Ever Union Shokai privately purchased him for stallion duty for a reported $5 million. Jolie's Halo entered stud at Bridlewood in 1993.

From nine crops of racing age, Jolie's Halo sired 537 foals, of which 391 were starters and 203 were winners. Jolie's Halo sired 18 stakes winners, including nine graded stakes winners. His progeny earned $34,796,261.

In the United States, multiple grade I winner Hal's Hope was his sire's chief earner with a bankroll of $1,098,422 from nine wins, including six in stakes company, from 33 career starts. Bred and trained by the late Harold Rose, Hal's Hope won the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. I). Hal's Hope died in July 2002 after complications following intestinal surgery.

His chief earner in Japan was Super Nakayama, who was bred in the United States by Appleton, and was purchased for $275,000 by Heatherway at the 1996 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s February 2-year-old in training sale from the consignment of Sequel Bloodstock. Becky Thomas purchased the colt for $77,000 at the 1995 OBS August yearling sale from the Bridlewood consignment.

Super Nakayama raced in Japan for Shinwa Shokai, earning 157,774,000 yen. He concluded his career with five wins from 27 career starts, including The Garnet (Jpn-III).

Jolie's Halo won eight of 20 starts and earned $1,218,120. Unraced at two, he won a maiden race and an allowance contest in his only two starts at three. He had his best season as a 4-year-old, winning four times from 11 starts, including the Donn Handicap (gr. I) and the Appleton Handicap (gr. III).

Trained by Happy Alter at three and four, Jolie's Halo was turned over to Bob Camac at five, when he won the Phillip H. Iselin Handicap (gr. I) in 1:46 4/5, equaling the Monmouth Park track record for 1 1/8 miles.

Produced from the Sir Ivor mare Jolie Jolie, Jolie's Halo is a half-brother to stakes winners Cougarized, Pleasant Jolie, and Mister Jolie.