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In Memoriam   Horse Racing

Started 1/10/12 by Derby132; 591631 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jun-27

Not a good day for Old Friends. Mustanfar euthanized, RIP dear boy.

GEORGETOWN, KY – JUNE 27, 2022 — Two-time GR3 winner Mustanfar was humanely euthanized today at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. He was 21.
A full necropsy is currently pending.
Bred and owned by Shadwell Farm, Mustanfar, along with five other retired stallions, was recently relocated to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement in Georgetown, KY. as part of an operations downsizing that followed the death of Shadwell owner, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2021. 
Old Friends President Michael Blowen made the announcement of Mustanfar’s passing today.
The son of Unbridled out of the Lyphard mare Manwah, Mustanfar certainly lived up to his prestigious pedigree on the track. He raced from age two to six, making 27 career starts, and won or placed in nine graded stakes contests on both dirt and turf.
Owned by Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell and conditioned by trainer Kieran McLaughlin, Mustanfar jump started his career with a win at Aqueduct at two in just his second start.
The following year, he captured the GR3 Lexington Stakes at Belmont Park, and went on to earn the GR3 Sycamore Breeder's Cup Turf at Keeneland, both on the turf.
Proving his versatility, he finished second in the GR3 Tampa Bay Derby on the dirt and ran third in the GR3 Ben Ali Stakes on synthetic.
Mustanfar retired to stud in 2007 with five wins from 27 starts and career earnings of $625,010. He stood at both The Indiana Stallion Station and Shadwell’s Nashwan Stud. 
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Mustanfar is the sire of winners on both dirt and turf. 
"He was the youngest of the Shadwell stallions and he became an instant favorite," said Blowen. "We're very sorry that more of his fans weren't able to appreciate him for much, much longer."
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Jul-15

Condolences to his connections and all who loved him.  

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jul-15

My condolences to the Ramsey family and his current connections. A shame we’re losing so many to heart issues recently. He has done good with his offspring, Mr Ramsey did a great job with his breeding when he was with him.

Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Jul-15

The Ramseys did everything imaginable to make Kittens Joy the great sire he was.  Was happy when Hill 'n Dale took over and enabled him to have some more fine mares.  His influence on turf will be felt for decades to come.  Sympathies to the Ramsey family and all others who loved him.

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jul-15

Kitten's Joy was a rea!ly good sire and he was still young enough to

continue being successful-- it is a sad day for the Ramseys

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Jul-27

Condolences to the connections. An accident has taken a promising 2 year old too soon. 

cigarello

From: cigarello

Jul-27

 That is so very sad. Condolences to those who cared for this baby horse. RIP

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jul-27

My condolences to his connections, poor baby.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jul-28

My condolences  to OF, their connections and fans

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