Miswaki, dead at 26.

Miswaki, dead at 26.

Barbara D. Livingston

Miswaki, Sired 97 Stakes Winners, Dead

Prominent stallion Miswaki died Dec. 17 at John T. L. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington, Ky. due to the infirmities of old age. The 26-year-old son of Mr. Prospector had been pensioned this summer because of declining fertility the last few seasons.

"Miswaki was the last of the big three who put Walmac on the map," said Walmac president emeritus John T.L. Jones, Jr. "First Alleged, then Nureyev, and now Miswaki have passed on. We were certainly fortunate to have one like him, and can only hope to have another one as good some day in the future."

Miswaki's 97 stakes winners included 1991 Horse of the Year and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Black Tie Affair, Ciga Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Urban Sea, Japan Cup (Jpn-I) winner Marvelous Crown, and this year's Boylesports Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) winner Bachelor Duke, one of Miswaki's six 2004 stakes winners. His daughters have produced more than 110 stakes winners.

Miswaki, who was produced from the Buckpasser mare Hopespringseternal, was a group I winner in France and stakes winner in New York. He was retired with wins or placings in 11 of 13 starts.