Anne Campbell, who was 1999 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, died May 10 in her sleep at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The 28-year-old mare was buried at the farm.
"She was a nice, kind mare, and was special to all of us," Hancock said. "My wife, Staci, used to have her up at the pony barn where she would give her carrots. She was like a pet and enjoyed a wonderful retirement."
Hancock bought Anne Campbell (in foal to Mr. Prospector) for $725,000 at Warner L. Jones Jr.'s dispersal at Keeneland in the fall of 1987. Anne Campbell produced several foals for Hancock, and the best one of the group was Menifee, whom he raced with friend James H. Stone. As a 3-year-old in 1999, Menifee won the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and missed winning the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) by a neck. He also ran second in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). A $1.7-million-earner, Menifee stands at Stone Farm.
Bred by the Brady family's Mill House, Anne Campbell raced for a Dogwood Stable partnership managed by Cot Campbell, who named the mare after his wife. The equine Anne Campbell (Never Bend--Repercussion, by Tatan) won the Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream Park and was twice stakes-placed at Hialeah. She was retired from racing with three wins from 14 starts and earnings of $37,386.
Anne Campbell produced a total of 13 named foals, including additional stakes winners Desert Wine and Arsaan and two stakes-placed runners. Desert Wine won three grade I stakes as a 4-year-old in 1984 and ran second in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness the previous year. Anne Campbell's other offspring includes stakes producers Mr. P's Princess, dam of European champion colt Fasliyev, and Dame Sybil, dam of three stakes winners.