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Arc Legend Carnegie Succumbs To Old Age

Friday, 10th August 2012

Champion racehorse and Gr1-producing sire Carnegie (Sadler's Wells-Detroit, by Riverman) "has been euthanased due to the infirmities of old age", reports breednet.com.au. The prominent Darley stallion, who carried Sheik Mohammed's colours to his first victory in the Gr1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 1994 when only a 3YO, emulated the victory of his dam in the 1980 running of France's most prestigious race. Unraced as a two-year-old, he captured the Gr2 Prix Niel and Gr2 Prix Eugene Adam in his classic season in the lead-up to his Arc victory. His win in the Gr1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud as a 4YO further emphasised his class and durability. Beginning his stud career on the shuttle for Darley between Japan and New Zealand, Carnegie's "first crop included Victoria Derby winner Amalfi" (ex Rationaine, by Centaine) & Rosehill Guineas winner Carnegie Express (ex Honeymoon Express, by Star Way). Darley's Kelvinside division was his base for "his last seven years at stud" until he was "pensioned from stud duty at the end of 2008." He was also represented by 4-time Gr1 winner Tuesday Joy (ex Joie Denise, by Danehill), together with Perlin (ex Midnight Madam, by Kaapstad) & Vision And Power (ex Escada, by Centaine), both successful at racing's highest level. Carnegie has already excelled as a broodmare sire, "his daughters producing 12 stakes-winners to date led by Australian Gr1 winners Whobegotyou and Zabeelionaire." Darley Australia's managing director Henry Plumptre reflected, "Carnegie was a magnificent racehorse who won the most cherished prize in European racing and he went on to have a distinguished career at stud. Everyone at Darley will remember him fondly as he had a wonderful temperament and was such a pleasant horse to be around."

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