Thursday, 9 August 2012
: Veteran international sire Carnegie has been put down at Kelvinside Stud in NSW.
Photo by Studs
Carnegie, aged 21, was Sheikh Mohammed's first Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner in 1994.
By the legendary sire Sadler's Wells from the 1980 Arc winner Detroit, Carnegie was euthanased due to the infirmities of old age.
Carnegie began his stud career in Japan and shuttled to New Zealand where his first crop included Victoria Derby winner Amalfi and Rosehill Guineas winner Carnegie Express. Carnegie was also the sire of multiple G1 winners Tuesday Joy, Perlin and Vision And Power.
He spent his last seven years as an active sire at Kelvinside before he was pensioned from stud duty at the end of the 2008 season.
"Carnegie was a magnificent racehorse who won the most cherished prize in European racing and he went on to have a distinguished career at stud," said Darley director Henry Plumptre.
"Everyone at Darley will remember him fondly as he had a wonderful temperament and was such a pleasant horse to be around."