05/28/2014 12:58PM

Vision in Gold, Grade 2 winner, dies of colic

Benoit & Assocaites
Grade 2 winner Vision in Gold died on May 25 after colic surgery.

Grade 2 winner Vision in Gold died May 25 from complications due to colic.

Per the Paulick Report, the 7-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare recently underwent colic surgery and was found to have a twisted intestine. She came out of surgery well, but her condition rapidly worsened and she later died.

“They did everything they could for her,” Pat Payne, vice president of sales at Taylor Made Farm, told Paulick Report.

Owner Jay Em Ess Stable boarded Vision in Gold at the Nicholasville, Ky., farm.

Vision in Gold delivered her first foal, a Bernardini filly, on March 9 and had been bred back to Malibu Moon for the 2015 foaling season. Payne told Paulick Report that the filly was old enough to be weaned and is doing well.

Bred in Kentucky by Liberation Farm and Brandywine Farm, Vision in Gold was purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable for $360,000 at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale. She was the final foal out of the Grade 3-placed Corporate Report mare Corporate Vision, whose seven winners from as many foals to race also include stakes winners National Pride and Media Play.

Vision in Gold won three of 12 starts during her racing career for earnings of $240,830. She won the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes in 2011, then finished in a dead heat for second in the same race a year later. Her 2011 campaign also included a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational. She was trained by Ron Ellis.