07/12/2013 11:49AM

Sewickley, Grade 1 winner and pensioned stallion, dead at 28


Multiple Grade 1 winner and pensioned stallion Sewickley died July 10 in Maryland due to complications of colic, the Blood-Horse reports. The son of Star de Naskra was 28.

Sewickley won 11 of 32 career starts, earning $1,017,517. He won back-to-back editions of the Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont in 1989 and 1990. His 1989 campaign also included victories in the Grade 2 Fall Highweight Handicap and Grade 2 Tom Fool Handicap in New York, as well as the listed Commonwealth Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland.

In a stud career that took him to Maryland and West Virginia, Sewickley sired 57 winners from 71 starters in 10 crops for total earnings of $3,758,671. His standout runners included stakes winners Normandy Beach, Show and Tell, and Perfect Challenge.

Out of the winning Dr. Fager mare Surgery, Sewickley was a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Shared Interest, whose offspring included Grade 1 winner and classic-producing sire Forestry and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and stakes producer Cash Run. Surgery also produced stakes winner Left Court.