1989 Breeders’ Cup Turf Champion ‘Prized” Euthanized

1989 Breeders’ Cup Turf Champion ‘Prized’ was euthanized Sunday at Old Friends retirement farm in Scott County, due to infirmities of old age, according to the farm. 

The stallion was 28-years old.

The Florida-bred was raced by Meadowbrook Farm and Clover Racing Stable and trained by Neil Drysdale.

‘Prized’ was the first horse ever to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf in his its first start on the grass.

He was also the first horse in racing history to win two, million-dollar races on two surfaces in the same season.  ‘Prized’ won the Molson Export Million on the dirt in September of 1989.

‘Prized’ retired from racing in 1991 with 17-career starts, 9-wins, 2-seconds and 3 third place finishes with total earnings of $2,262,555.

From 1992 through 2010, ‘Prized’ stood at stud at Cardiff Stud in California, Dixiana Farm and Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky and O’Sullivan Farms in West Virginia.

Of the 811 foals he sired, 617 were starters, which included 443 winners and 36 black type winners.

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