08/03/2017 3:48PM

California sire Decarchy dies at 20

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Decarchy, a Grade 2 winner and California-based stallion, died due to complications of laminitis. He was 20.

The son of Distant View stood at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., for an advertised fee of $3,000.

“Decarchy passed many wonderful qualities on to his progeny: his individualism, athleticism, willing heart, drive, and kind disposition,” said Magali Farms manager Tom Hudson. “It was an honor to be a part of his life. He will be truly missed.”

Decarchy has sired 11 crops of racing age, with 186 winners and progeny earnings of more than $14.8 million. His most successful runners include Grade 3 winner Stoney Fleece and Grade 1-placed stakes winner Antares World.

Homebred in Kentucky by Juddmonte Farms, Decarchy was a half-brother to 2003 Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker and Grade 1 winners Chester House, Honest Lady, and Chiselling.

Decarchy won six of 19 starts for earnings of $703,862 while specializing in the turf mile. He won the Grade 2 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap at Santa Anita and the Grade 3 Tanforan Handicap at Golden Gate Fields, and his five graded stakes placings included a second in the Grade 1 Eddie Read Handicap.

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