02/06/2007 1:00AM

Quiet Resolve euthanized after surgery


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.