Dare and Go, Cigar's Epic Conqueror, Dead in Australia

Dare and Go, Cigar's Epic Conqueror, Dead in Australia
Photo: AP/David Longstreath
Dare and Go pulls away from Cigar to win the 1996 Pacific Classic.
Millionaire Dare and Go, who ended Cigar's 16-race win streak in the 1996 Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I), has died in Australia, according to a representative at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm. The 10-year-old stallion, who was scheduled to stand at Pin Oak Lane near New Freedom, Pa., starting in 2002, was in the midst of standing his second Southern Hemisphere season at Vatana Farm in Australia.

Dare and Go accomplished the seemingly impossible by beating Cigar at equal weights in the Pacific Classic. It was the high point in his career, but that win was one of two grade I triumphs for the son of Alydar. The year before, he won the Strub Stakes (gr. I).

Dare and Go, who was produced from the Secretariat mare Partygoer, captured seven of 22 races and earned $1.6 million racing in North America and France before entering stud in 1997 at Vinery near Midway, Ky. Dare and Go has sired three stakes winners, two of which are 2001 added-money winners.

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