Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Proud Accolade dead at 7: G1 winner was Fla. freshman sire

Thoroughbred Times reports that Proud Accolade (Yes It's True-Proud Ciel, by Septieme Ciel) was put down Tuesday at Bridlewood Farm of Ocala, Fla., due to a "severe neurological condition." He was just 7 years old and his freshman class of 62 foals are 2-year-olds this season.

He stood for $4,000 LFG.

"He began to show some mild signs of neurological problems in recent weeks, but his condition deteriorated rapidly early Tuesday morning to the point that we were left with no other alternative," George Isaacs, general manager at Bridlewood, told Thoroughbred Times. "It's heartbreaking. A plan was in place for upcoming surgery to try to alleviate the problems."

Bred in Florida by Marion Montanari, Proud Accolade won four of 10 lifetime starts for $476,630, including the 2004 Champagne S.-G1 at Belmont Park. At age 3, he won the Hutcheson S.-G2 at Gulfstream, but was retired by owner Satish Sanan's Padua Stables after a third-place finish in the Dwyer S.-G2 back at Belmont.

Of his 62 juveniles, five have started and one has broken through the maiden ranks. Colt Mr. Green, out of the Dance Master mare Darian Skye, wired the field at first asking June 6 at Calder, earning $14,300 for owners E.R. Stud.  Proud Accolade's leading earner at this early stage is filly Proud Zoe, out of the Wild Event mare Sophia Sez So, who has hit the board in all three of her lifetime starts for $16,220.

1 comment:

  1. I was at Marty Wolfson's barn on Sat. He trains Mr. Green, one of our local boys at Calder. Mr. G. finished 2nd in the Affirmed,one of the 2/yo stakes a few weeks ago. He's a big, handsome colt and LOVES carrots. Hope he will do his daddy "proud"!


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