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US Sire Gibson County Dies Aged 11
In the US, 11-year-old Florida-based stallion Gibson County (In Excess-Miss Gibson County, by Winrightt) "died from an apparent aneurysm shortly after dismounting a mare at Ocala Stud Farm," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Co-owner Luke McKathan commented: "It took all the wind out of my sails. I just worked a bunch of his babies that morning & every one of them can just flat fly. The only thing is that I just don't have enough of them. Every one of his babies, you just know they're going to run. It's just amazing that something like that could happen." Triple stakes-winner Gibson County began his stud career at McKathan Farm in Florida, covering 20 mares in his 1st season in 2003; stakes-winners Genuine Talent & American County emerged from his initial 2 crops & his book grew to 106 mares in 2007. To date, Gibson County has sired 19 winners from 25 starters. On the track, California-bred Gibson County won 5 of 25 starts (including both the 199 Don B Stakes at Bay Meadows & California Breeders' Champion Stakes at Santa Anita as a 2YO, plus the 2001 Answer Do Stakes at Hollywood Park as a 4YO, as well as placing in 8 other stakes) & earned US$376,465.