09/21/2003 11:00PM

Ubetshedid, dam of Best Pal, dead


Ubetshedid, dam of the popular millionaire gelding Best Pal, was euthanized at Golden Eagle Farms on Sept. 12 at the age of 23, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association has announced. The King Pellinore mare was euthanized due to declining health.

Ubetshedid's most successful foal was Best Pal, the California-bred Habitony gelding who attained hero status in his home state. Best Pal won 17 stakes, including six Grade 1 races, and earned more than $5.6 million from 1990-96.

Ubetshedid also produced the graded-stakes-placed runners American Day and Prosperous Bid and the stakes-placed Best Mate. Her last foal is a 2001 Event of the Year colt named New Event.

Ubetshedid will be honored with a memorial plaque at Golden Eagle Farms in Ramona, Calif.