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US Horse-Of-Year Skip Away Dies Aged 17
Triple US Eclipse Award winner & 1998 Horse-Of-The-Year Skip Away (Skip Trial-Ingot Way, by Diplomat Way) who is "currently 3rd on the all-time leading earners list in North America" died from "an apparent heart attack at Hopewell Farm in Kentucky" reported bloodhorse.com. Florida-bred Skip Away stood at Hopewell Farm since his retirement following his 1998 campaign & is represented by 20 stakes-winners. On the track, he recorded 18 wins (10 Gr1 triumphs) from 38 starts for US$9,616,360 earnings (behind only Curlin & Cigar) & was inducted into US racing's Hall-Of-Fame in his 1st year of eligibility in 2004.