Prominent Mare Annie Edge Dead

Annie Edge, a graded stakes winner and dam of six homebred stakes winners for George Strawbridge, has been euthanized at Bettina Jenney's Derry Meeting Farm near Cochranville, Pa., because of complications from the infirmities of old age. The 24-year-old Irish-bred daughter of Nebbiolo was purchased in training by Strawbridge.

Annie Edge produced four stakes winners from the cover of Danzig, but her best, Selkirk, was by Sharpen Up. Selkirk was a champion in France and twice in England. Now a successful English stallion, he has sired 44 stakes winners, including three European group I winners this year.

Seebe, the best of Annie Edge's stakes winners by Danzig, was both a graded winner and English group winner. At this year's Saratoga yearling sale, Seebe's daughter by A.P. Indy was the highest-priced filly, at $1.5 million.

Annie Edge produced additional stakes winners Rimrod, Skillington, and Syncline from the cover of Danzig, and graded winner Rory Creek from the cover of Silver Hawk. Overall, eight of Annie Edge's named foals were winners.

Bred by Mrs. H. Douglas, Annie Edge won the 1984 Riggs Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Pimlico over males in her first start following her arrival from Ireland, where she had run third in the Goffs Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I). She won three stakes later on, including the New York Handicap (gr. IIT). She retired with six wins from 23 starts and earnings of $277,526.

Annie Edge, who was produced from the Be Friendly mare Friendly Court, is buried at Derry Meeting.