05/04/2012 12:43PM

Bet on Sunshine, 14-time stakes winner, dies at 20


Bet on Sunshine, a 14-time stakes winner and one of the more popular horses to run on the Kentucky circuit in the past couple of decades, was euthanized Friday morning at Hermitage Farm just outside of Louisville after suffering from lameness.

A 20-year-old Florida-bred gelding, Bet on Sunshine was owned by David Holloway and trained by Paul McGee throughout a career during which he won 22 of 47 starts from 1995-2002, including two victories in the Phoenix Stakes. Churchill Downs named one of its annual overnight stakes in his honor.

Oopsy Daisy More than 1 year ago
I have a hard time when i read about this once hearty race horse. Gelded, lives 10 years after being retired. Won 22 of 47 starts. And we never think of them until we see an article like this. Oh how i wish i had a book of every horse who ever raced and be able to know how they are before they leave us. He was a handsome fella. I wonder if he is any relation to Sunshine Forever.