Stakes Winner/Producer Zadracarta Dead

Zadracarta, a multiple Canadian stakes winner who came within a head of being a French group I winner, died April 2 from foaling complications while delivering a Trippi offspring. The 20-year-old daughter of Bold Ruckus was owned by Harold Plumley, owner of Plumley Farms in Ocala, Fla. Zadracarta's foal also died.

Bred in Ontario, Canada, by Michael C. Byrne and Jim Plemmons, Zadracarta won eight of 27 races and earned $385,363 for Canadian owner Steve Stavro in the name of his Knob Hill Stable. Trained by Patrick Collins, Zadracarta captured five Woodbine stakes, including the Star Shoot and Whimsical Stakes. In what would be her final start, she was sent to France for the group I Ciga Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp at five furlongs against males in October of 1989 and finished second. She was returned to North America that same year.

Zadracarta (Bold Ruckus--Montmorency, by Selari) produced seven named foals, four of which are winners, including stakes winner Major Zee (by Dayjur) and stakes-placed Zacharov (by Cool Victor), who earned $443,954.

Plumley bought Zadracarta (in foal to Touch Gold) for $77,000 at the 2000 Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Three Chimneys Farm, agent.