01/09/2013 7:01PM

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.

Donna Gallo More than 1 year ago
We also were part owners of this magnificant horse and it is tragic to hear of his death with no cause. He was amazing every time he stepped on the track and loved to give the other contenders a "look". He always looked amazing at Magali Farm, who took great care of him. Very sad, lets get some answers please.
Delrene Sims More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to Ten Most Wanted at Magali Farms when I went to visit Giacamo. He looked so handsome and fit. I am very sad to hear of his death and disappointed that the cause of death is not revealed to the public. I hope the matter is clarified either in this venue or Bloodhorse.
Mike More than 1 year ago
I was one of Ten Most Wanted's owners when he raced for Horizon Stable and trained by Wally Dollase. He was a class act and an absolutely lovely horse. I am very sad to learn this news and the fact he was sent to Panama of all places. I just looked at YouTube and watched his Travers win again and his close 2nd to Empire Maker in the Belmont. I encourage you to do the same. Cheers to Ten Most Wanted!
Terri Bey More than 1 year ago
Mike, I was, and still am a HUGE fan of Ten Most Wanted's. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you, and Horizon Stable, and Wally Dollase on the death of this wonderful horse. He was a courageous, and lovely horse. He will be missed.
Carol Paulick More than 1 year ago
Sorry Mike ... he was wonderful Carol P
Donna Gallo More than 1 year ago
I would have to say that the Travers win was most exciting, very sad, can't believe I'm just hearing the news today.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
DRF, This half a story. Your readers want the truth about this Horse and you really should deliver. Perhaps Magali, the farm where Coil is headed will have more information.
Kimberly Shugars More than 1 year ago
His broodmare sire was my favorite son of Alydar, Criminal Type. What a dirty shame they can't report the complete story. Glaringly leaving out the cause of death. Panama ? Really ? One of the last bastions of throughbred breeding? This story is sickening in it's lack of factual information. Let us know when your willing to print the whole story.. BOOOOO!
Happy Harriet More than 1 year ago
Couldn't agree more. What is the DRF becoming - a gossip rag?
Terri Bey More than 1 year ago
I loved Criminal Type also. I am an Alydar fanatic. LOVED him. I try to follow horses who are in anyway related...anyway, to not include the cause of death is so unprofessional, in my opinion. :( So sad.
Janell Berkhouse More than 1 year ago
How did he die?
Babette Cade More than 1 year ago
While it is still shocking that this horse died so quickly, there is a website for the farm. www.britishmist.com Hopefully this is legitimate; it appears so.
606 More than 1 year ago
No cause of death? Great reporting, "DRF Breeding Staff."
Pan_Zareta More than 1 year ago
The USA, a mystical land where TBs never die nor are harmed. Wait what!?
Babette Cade More than 1 year ago
Is there a mystical land anywhere where no one or nothing is harmed?
Kim Curtsinger More than 1 year ago
We should keep our stallions & mares here in the US. Sending them to these off-beat places like Panama can't be good.