Report: Grade 1 winner and stallion Paddy O'Prado dies

Grade 1 winner and stallion Paddy O'Prado died in a paddock accident at Evicmen Harasi in Turkey, according to the BloodHorse.

Paddy O'Prado formerly stood at Spendthrift Farm before he was purchased in the summer of 2017. He 
died before covering any mares in Turkey, a Jockey Club of Turkey officer told the BloodHorse. The last of his foals are among the 2018 crop.

An 11-year-old son of El Prado, Paddy O'Prado earned over $1.7 million with trainer Dale Romans and won five of 14 starts. His biggest win came in the 2010 Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes over Arlington's turf and was third in that year's Kentucky Derby.

Prior to the Secretariat, Paddy O'Prado won the Colonial Turf Cup Stakes (G2) and the Virginia Derby (G2) He was also the runner-up in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) against older horses at the time. He made one start in 2011, winning the Dixie Stakes (G2) at Pimlico. 

Paddy O'Prado's progeny include 2016 Preakness runner-up Cherry Wine and his full sister, Grade 3 winner Sweeping Paddy. He also sired this year's Grade 3 Marine Stakes winner, O'Kratos.

 

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