05/31/2013 1:42PM

Unaccounted For, Grade 1 winner and sire, dies in Turkey


Grade 1 winner and sire Unaccounted For died Wednesday in Turkey after suffering from ethmoid hematoma, an upper respiratory tract anomaly found in horses. The son of Private Account, who had stood abroad since 2002, was 22.

Unaccounted For, trained by Scotty Schulhofer, enjoyed his best season as a 4-year-old in 1995, winning the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap, finishing second to champion Cigar in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, and running third behind that rival in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Unaccounted For was also a Grade 2 winner as a sophomore, defeating dual classic winner Tabasco Cat in the Jim Dandy Stakes. He retired with six wins from 17 career starts for earnings of $998,468.

Unaccounted For entered stud in 1996 at Lane's End in Versailles, Ky., but was purchased by the Turkish Jockey Club in 2002. He became a prominent stallion in his adopted country, where his top runners included Turkish champions Dervis Aga, Mystical Storm, Chi, and Azaraks.

Bred in Pennsylvania by Derry Meeting Farm and Brushwood Stable, Unaccounted for was out of the stakes-winning The Minstrel mare Mrs. Jenney, a daughter of French Oaks winner and champion Mrs. Penny.