Grade I Producer Tara Roma Dead

Emory Hamilton's Tara Roma, a grade II winner and grade I stakes producer, died March 31 from complications while delivering an A.P. Indy colt. The 14-year-old daughter of Lyphard was kept at Middlebrook Farm near Lexington, owned by Hamilton's sister, Helen Alexander.

Tara Roma, a granddaughter of Hamilton's foundation mare Too Chic, won five of 16 starts, including the 1994 Ladies Handicap (gr. II), and earned $192,017. As a broodmare, she produced graded stakes winners Serra Lake (by Seattle Slew) and Cappuchino (by Capote). Serra Lake won the Go for Wand (gr. I) and Pimlico Distaff (gr. III) Handicaps for Hamilton and now is a broodmare for her. She produced an Unbridled's Song colt this year and has been bred to Empire Maker .

Tara Roma, whose newborn colt is on a nurse mare, produced two other named foals, including Wiscasset, who has been bred this year for the first time, to Mineshaft . Tara Roma's dam, Chic Shirine (by Mr. Prospector), foaled a Giant's Causeway filly April 1 and is booked to A.P. Indy.