Adored Euthanized After Founder Problems

Lou and Patrice Wolfson's Adored, a grade I winner from the first crop by Seattle Slew, was euthanized in July due to problems associated with chronic founder.

Twenty-two-year-old Adored was buried at John Williams' Elmwood Farm near Versailles, Ky. Williams has cared for the Wolfson's bloodstock matters for many years.

Adored (Seattle Slew--Desiree, by Raise a Native) was bred by the Wolfsons and Patrice Wolfson's mother, Ethel Jacobs. She raced in Jacobs' name and was trained by Laz Barrera.

In three seasons, Adored won 12 of 23 starts and earned $879,977. She won seven graded stakes including the Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita and the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga in 1984.

Adored did not have as much success in her second career, producing one stakes winner from just six foals. She has been pensioned for a year prior to being euthanized.