04/21/2005 11:00PM

Jolypha dead at age 16


Jolypha, who finished third behind A.P. Indy and Pleasant Tap in the 1992 Breeders' Cup Classic, died last month at 16. She died after foaling an Empire Maker colt at Juddmonte Farms in Lexington, Ky.

By Lyphard out of of the Drone mare Navajo Princess, Jolypha produced three starters and two winners from 10 foals.

Jolypha won two Group 1 races in France in 1992, the Prix de Diane and Prix Vermeille. She finished eighth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and then was sent to the United States for the Breeders' Cup. She was transferred to trainer Bobby Frankel after the Classic, and won 1 of 4 starts for him before being retired in 1993.