02/06/2007 12:00AM

Quiet Resolve euthanized after surgery

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Quiet Resolve, who was Canada's Horse of the Year and champion turf male in 2000, was euthanized Feb 1. at age 12 because of complications following surgery for colic.

A gelding owned and bred by Sam-Son Farm, Quiet Resolve had been living out his retirement years at the Sam-Son property in Milton, Ontario, not far from Woodbine.

Quiet Resolve, a son of Affirmed, burst into prominence at age 4 when he made his stakes debut in the Grade 1 Atto Mile in 1999.

Beaten a head as part of an entry sent off at 44-1, Quiet Resolve was moved up to the top spot when the first-place finisher, Hawksley Hill, was disqualified.

The following year, Quiet Resolve won Pimlico's Grade 2 Dixie and Woodbine's Grade 2 Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup and was beaten just a half-length as the second-place finisher in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs.

His subsequent stakes scores included Woodbine's Grade 2 King Edward in 2001 and Grade 3 Connaught Cup in 2002.

Trained throughout his career by Mark Frostad, Quiet Resolve started 31 times and earned more than $2.3 million (Canadian) with a record of 10 wins, 6 seconds, and 4 thirds.