Virginia Stallion Chenin Blanc Dead

Virginia stallion Chenin Blanc was euthanized in early November at Newstead Farm near Upperville, Va., because of complications from the infirmities of old age. The 17-year-old son of Lypheor stood the past breeding season at Eagle Point Farm near Ashland, Va.

Bred by Tartan Farms Corp. and raced by Bertram Firestone, Chenin Blanc won nine of 34 starts and earned $692,132. He captured the Louisville Handicap on grass and placed in eight graded stakes, all on turf, including the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT). Chenin Blanc, who was produced from the Caro mare Mouthfull, sired stakes winner Chambord Liqueur and three stakes-placed runners.