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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Kentucky Derby Winner Strike the Gold Euthanized

Strike the Gold, the 1991 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, was euthanized at Karacabey Stud Farm in Turkey Dec. 13, it was confirmed by the Turkish Jockey Club. The 23-year-old son of Alydar had been the oldest living Derby winner.


Strike the Gold, who was still the leading active stallion in Turkey, fractured his left front pastern Dec. 13 and, after being examined by a team of veterinarians, was euthanized.


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Yes, Manila did as well.
Didn't Manila wind up in Turkey as well?
Hope he had a nice life in Turkey.
Very sad. Had heard that Old Friends was trying to get him back to the States after he finished being a stallion.RIP
Rest in Peace, Strike the Gold.

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