07/11/2005 12:00AM

Turk O Witz euthanized at age 26


Turk O Witz, dam of Grade 1 winners Mr Purple and Queens Court Queen, died June 14 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, Ky. A 26-year-old Stop the Music mare, Turk O Witz, was euthanized because of the infirmities of old age, a farm official said.

Turk O Witz's best foals to date are millionaire Mr Purple, winner of the 1996 Santa Anita Derby and four other stakes, and Queens Court Queen, whose six stakes victories included the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational and Santa Maria handicaps in 1995.

Turk O Witz's last foal was a Lemon Drop Kid colt, now 2 and named My Very Own Google.