Alywow, in the sales ring at Keeneland.

Alywow, in the sales ring at Keeneland.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow Euthanized

Alywow, Canada's Horse of the Year in 1994, was euthanized March 2 following a lengthy battle with a bone infection. The infection set in after she suffered an injury in a paddock accident last year. A daughter of Alysheba out of the Coastal mare Triple Wow, Alywow was owned by Pat O'Kelly and kept at the latter's Kilcarn Stud in Ireland. Alywow had foaled a Sadler's Wells colt two weeks before her death. The colt later died.

A Canadian-bred, Alywow also claimed the title champion 3-year-old filly and top grass horse in 1994 while racing as a homebred for Kinghaven Farms. During her career, she captured seven of 19 races and earned $648,431.

O'Kelly bought Alywow (in foal to Mr. Prospector) through Curragh Bloodstock for $1.25 million at the 1997 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Alywow twice was represented by the sale-topper at the Goffs Orby Sale. In 1999, her Mr. Prospector yearling filly was sold for $1.6 million. The following year, her Danzig colt fetched $2.2 million from John Magnier of Coolmore Stud.

Alywow produced four named foals, one of whom, Hidden Cat (by Storm Cat), was a U.S. stakes winner.