05/04/2012 12:43PM

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

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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.