01/05/2012 9:53PM

In Memoriam - 2011

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A look back at some of the many beloved Thoroughbreds who passed away in 2011.  They will all be missed.

Above:  Aurora (1988 - 2011) - stakes winner, dam of G1 winners Arch and Acoma

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Above:  Awad (1990 - 2011) - multiple Grade I winner, sire

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Above:  Banned (2008 - 2011) - multiple Grade 2 winner

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Above:  Bearpath (2006 - 2011) - top turf performer and Pan American H. winner

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Above:  Beautiful Pleasure (1995 - 2011) - Eclipse Award champion mare

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Above: Brown Bess (1982 - 2011)  - Eclipse Award champion grass female

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Above:  Central City (2005 - 2011) - brilliant stakes winner, second in the Breeders' Cup

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Above:  Chief Seattle (1997 - 2011) - second in the Breeders' Cup, sire

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Above:  Chocolate Candy (2005 - 2011), with the wonderful, much-loved Galen May, who was murdered in August 2010.  Chocolate Candy was a multiple stakes winner.

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Above:  Clear Mandate (1992 - 2011) - Grade I winner

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Above:  D'Accord (1979 - 2011) - grade 2 winner, sire

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Above:  Dancing Spree (1985 - 2011) - Breeders' Cup winner

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Above:  Devil May Care (2007 - 2011) - multiple Grade I winner

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Above:  Fleet Indian (2001 - 2011) - Eclipse Award champion

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Above: General Maximus (2007 - 2011) - multiple stakes winner 

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Above:  Ghazi (1989 - 2011) - Grade I winner, sire

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Above:  Giant Moon (2005 - 2011) - stakes winner for four seasons

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Above:  Gilded Gem (2006 - 2011) - Grade 3 winner

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Above:  Glitterman (1985 - 2011) - multiple stakes winner, sire

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Above:  Indian Charlie (1995 - 2011) - Grade I winner, sire

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Above:  Irrefutable (2006 - 2011) - placed in several stakes

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J Cs Pride (2009 - 2011) - stakes winner

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Above:  Jade Hunter (1986 - 2011) - multiple Grade I winner, sire of Azeri

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Above:  Kensei (2006 - 2011) - multiple graded stakes winner

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Above:  Meese Rocks (2005 - 2011) - multiple stakes winner

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Above:  Miesque (1984 - 2011) - nine-time champion, champion on three continents, top broodmare (produced Kingmambo and others)

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Above:  Najran (1999 - 2011) - multiple graded stakes winner, world-record holder for the mile, sire

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Above:  North of Eden (1983 - 2011) - Bridlewood Farm foundation mare, dam of three Grade I winners including champion Paradise Creek

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Above:  Olympio (1988 - 2011) - winner of four Derbies, sire

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Above:  Paradise Creek (1989 - 2011) - son of North of Eden (above).  Eclipse Award champion turf horse, sire

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Above:  Polish Navy (1984 - 2011) - multiple Grade I winner, sire

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Above:  Rahy (1985 - 2011) - international stakes winner, top sire

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Above:  Regal State (1983 - 2011), the dam of Horse of the Year Pleasantly Perfect, shown with her 2004 filly Gout de Terroir - now the dam of Elusive Kate

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Above:  Siberian Summer (1989 - 2011) - Grade I winner, sire

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Above:  Silver Goblin (1991 - 2011) - Oklahoma's Horse of the Century, 11-time stakes winner

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Above:  Stevie Jones (2009 - 2011) - two-year-old son of Smarty Jones, euthanized on December 31, 2011

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Above:  Stormello (2004 - 2011) - Grade I winner, sire

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Above:  Strike the Gold (1988 - 2011) - Kentucky Derby winner, sire

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Above:  Tejano Run (1992 - 2011) - multiple graded stakes winner, sire

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Above:  Two Punch (1983 - 2011) - stakes winner, leading Midatlantic sire

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Above:  Unbridled Jet (1996 - 2011) - multiple stakes placed runner, sire

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Above:  West by West (1989 - 2011) - Grade I winner, sire

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Above: Wilderness Song (1988 - 2011) - Canadian champion older mare

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Above:  Yankee Victor (1996 - 2011) - Grade I winner, sire

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With gratitude and love for my mother, Nancy Clark Thorkildsen (1932 - 2011), who motivated and inspired me more than words could say.