06/02/2016 10:17AM

West Virginia sire Charitable Man dies

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Charitable Man, fifth-leading general sire in West Virginia this year, was found dead in his stall yesterday at age ten.

The son of Lemon Drop Kid out of Charitabledonation, by Saint Ballado, had stood at Taylor Mountain Farm for a fee of $4,000 and was fifth on the 2015 West Virginia general sire list with just two crops of racing age.

Charitable Man, bred in Virginia by Edward P. Evans and raced by Mrs. and Mrs. William K. Warren, won three of eight starts, including two graded stakes, and earned $475,800.

He was trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and won both of his starts at 2, including the Grade 2 Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park. At 3, he won the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes and was fourth in the Belmont Stakes, won by Summer Bird. He later finished third in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes.

The horse went to stud at Taylor Mountain near Charles Town for the 2011 breeding season. He’s the sire of two stakes winners from 116 foals from his first three crops of racing age, which includes 33 juveniles this year.

Charitable Annuity , from his first crop, has won eight of 14 starts and earned $396,850. He won the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic Stakes last year. His daughter Candy Man’s Girl won the Sylvia Bishop Memorial Stakes at Charles Town last year and has earned $178,323.