07/19/2012 3:59PM

Sherriff's Deputy, dam of Curlin, euthanized at 18

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Sherriff’s Deputy, dam of 2007 and 2008 Horse of the Year Curlin, was euthanized at Fares Farm in central Kentucky because of complications of laminitis, the farm announced Thursday. Sherriff’s Deputy was 18.

Sherriff’s Deputy, who was by Deputy Minister out of the Bates Motel mare Barbarika, was not bred in 2012, according to the farm. Her most recent foals include a weanling by Distorted Humor and a 3-year-old Smart Strike colt, Deputy Striker, who is a full brother to Curlin, the farm said.

Curlin was Sherriff’s Deputy’s most prominent foal. The two-time Horse of the Year won the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Jockey Club Gold Cup, and Preakness Stakes as a 3-year-old in 2007. The next year, he won the Dubai World Cup, Stephen Foster, Woodward, and repeated in the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

Sherriff’s Deputy was bred by Fares Farm, which is owned by Issam M. Fares.

JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
I'm so sorry Sherriff's Deputy went through so much pain with the Laminitis, and I'm sorry to hear she had to be euthanized. She lead a productive life. She was the mother of a great champion, Curlin, and her legacy will live on through Curlin's progeny, and in the her other two foals and their progeny. SD did her job well - well done, Sherriff's Deputy. You were a good mom. My condolences to her connections. Rest in peace, Sherrif's Deputy.