08/25/2010 11:57AM

Academy Award euthanized at 24


Academy Award, a Grade 2 winner and one of the last sons of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, was euthanized Tuesday at the Old Friends equine retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., because of chronic hoof abscesses that had become debilitating.

Academy Award, 24, was a son of the Mr. Prospector winner Mine Only, making him a three-quarter brother to Grade 3 winner Statuette and a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Good Mood.

Unraced until age 4, Academy Award won the 1991 Manhattan Handicap. He went on to sire Canadian Grade 1 winner Four On the Floor, Brazilian champion Mr. McCartney, and Grade 3 winner Emergency Status, among other stakes winners. He also was renowned in the hunter-jumper world as the sire of excellent show horses, including Caped Crusader, one of the nation’s leading show hunters.

Academy Award spent much of his stud career at Amy and Chris Rosell’s Win Row Farm in Ohio, where he last stood in 2009 for a $1,500 fee. In late January 2010, the Rosells pensioned him to Old Friends, where actress Angie Dickinson, Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, and Boston television producer Barbara Bowen sponsored his retirement.

BULLET Le Glorieux, winner of the 1987 Washington D. C. International and Japan Cup, died Aug. 19 in France, according to an Aug. 22 report in the Racing Post. Le Glorieux, by Cure the Blues, was 26 and had been standing at Werner Wolf’s Haras du Logis Saint-Germain in Normandy. He also won a pair of German Group 1 races and was named 1987’s champion 3-year-old there. Le Glorieux is the sire of multiple Group 3 winner Up and Away.