01/09/2013 6:01PM

Ten Most Wanted, 2003 Travers winner, dies in Panama

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Barbara D. Livingston
Ten Most Wanted won 5 of 13 career starts for earnings of $1,718,460, and was runner-up in the 2003 Belmont.

Ten Most Wanted, winner of the Travers Stakes in 2003, died on Jan. 8 at British Mist Breeding Station in Panama.

The 13-year-old Deputy Commander horse had arrived at the facility last November after being sold for stud duty.

Ten Most Wanted won five of 13 career starts for earnings of $1,718,460, highlighted by his victory in the Travers and a runner-up effort to Empire Maker in the 2003 Belmont Stakes. He also won that year's Illinois Derby and Super Derby, both Grade 2 events.

Ten Most Wanted also won the Grade 3 National Jockey Club Handicap the following year at Hawthorne.

From six crops of racing age—including newly turned 2-year-olds—Ten Most Wanted has sired 71 individual winners for total earnings of $3,237,266. He is the sire of multiple stakes winners Lady On the Run and Tenth Power, as well as five other stakes-placed winners.

Prior to being sold to Panama, Ten Most Wanted stood at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif. where he moved to in 2009. His fee was $1,250 in 2012.