06/13/2002 11:00PM

Weekend Madness dies foaling


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Grade 3 winner and broodmare Weekend Madness died June 8 while foaling a Swain colt at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Versailles, Ky. The mare was 12.

The colt survived and is on a nurse mare at the farm, a farm official said Friday.

Weekend Madness, a daughter of Dance of Life and the Cure the Blues mare Spring Break, began her career in Ireland. In 1993, after finishing second in the Irish 1000 Guineas Trial, she shipped to the United States.

Campaigned in the United States by New Phoenix Stable and trained by Burk Kessinger, Jr., Weekend Madness accumulated a record of 24-9-4-1 and earnings of $650,051 in North America. Including her three Irish starts, Weekend Madness's total career record stands at 27-10-5-1 for a bankroll of $660,744.