02/01/2012 5:36PM

Repriced, son of Roberto, dies at 24


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Repriced, one of the last remaining sons of Roberto at stud, has died at age 24.

The cause of his Jan. 27 death appeared to be a heart attack, according to Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, where the stallion had resided since 2000.

“It’s the real end of an era with the passing of Repriced,” Darby Dan owner John Phillips said. “He represented a connection to the golden era of the American stallion. It’s well known that my grandfather John W. Galbreath named Roberto for the great Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente. Both Robertos were exceptional in their fields, and Repriced was a wonderful link to those great years.”

Phillips said that Repriced was “largely retired” at the farm. He covered 11 mares in 2011.

Leonard Lavin’s Glen Hill Farm bred and owned Repriced. The 17-hand chestnut won the 1991 Oceanside Stakes by six lengths and placed in four other stakes, most notably finishing second in the Grade 2 El Rincon Handicap in 1992. He earned $288,412 from 5 wins, 6 seconds, and 2 thirds in 21 lifetime starts.

Repriced began his stud career in 1995 at Mare Haven Farm. He went on to sire 15 stakes winners, including graded winners Rich In Spirit, Closeout, Spruce Run, No Inflation, and Capital Request.

Repriced was out of the Quack mare Feature Price, also the dam of graded winners Undercut, Gray Chasmere, and Top Rung.

The most prominent Roberto sons still on active stud duty are Dynaformer at Three Chimneys and Brian’s Time in Japan.