Rubiano, euthanized Tuesday at Lane's End Farm.

Rubiano, euthanized Tuesday at Lane's End Farm.

Tony Leonard

Champion Rubiano Euthanized

Rubiano, champion sprinter of 1992, was euthanized Tuesday following complications from laminitis, according to a release from William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm where he had stood since his retirement in 1992.

Bred by the Third Kirsmith Racing Associates, Rubiano raced for a Centennial Farms partnership. He won 13 of 28 races, including three grade I event, the NYRA Mile, Carter Handicap, and the Vosburgh Stakes, and earned $1,252,817. He was the son of leading sire Fappiano and was produced from the Nijinsky II mare Ruby Slippers.

Fifteen-year-old Rubiano was the sire of 21 stakes winners from seven crops of racing age, including grade I winners Burning Roma and Impression and to date his runners have earned more than $21 million. This year, he was represented by six stakes winners, including 2-year-old stakes winners Taliano and Ruby's Reception.

Rubiano was buried in the Lane's End cemetery