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Washington Star Saratoga Passage Dies Aged 23
Washington Horse Of The Year and all-time leading Washington-bred money earner Saratoga Passage (Pirateer-Loridown, by Barrydown) has died from colic, age 23. A one-time Kentucky Derby hopeful before respiratory illness, Saratoga Passage amassed US$818,212 in a 47-race career that included wins in the 1987 Gr1 Norfold Stks at Santa Anita & Gr1 Eddie Read Hcp at Del Mar in 1989.