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Covetous Euthanased At Macquarie Aged 28
Former champion Luskin Star's 1st-crop stallion Covetous (Luskin Star-Admire, by Winged Beauty) "was put down at his birth place Macquarie Stud in Wellington" this week aged 28, reported The Sydney Morning Herald. Studmaster David Baxter confirmed Covetous "was suffering from old age & was humanely euthanased". He was bought out of the paddock by the late Robert Sangster as a 3-month-old foal & subsequently notched 3 wins from 10 starts befoire retiring to Macquarie. His star performers were $1.3 million-earner St Covet (winner of both the Gr1 AJC Sires' Produce Stakes & Gr1 Caulfield Guineas, plus runner-up in the 1994 Golden Slipper) & fellow $1.3 million-earner With Me (8 wins including the Gr1 Oakleigh Plate, plus runner-up in the 1990 Golden Slipper).