LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Gone West, a former Grade I winner who
went on to become one of horse racing's most prolific stallions,
has been euthanized following complications from colic surgery. He
Gone West won the Dwyer Stakes at Belmont as a 3-year-old and
retired with six victories in 17 starts. Owned by James Mills and
trained by Woody Stephens, Gone West spent his stallion career at
Mill Ridge Farm in Kentucky. He produced several Grade I winners,
including two-time Breeders' Cup Mile winner Da Hoss. Other notable
offspring include West by West, Commendable and Mr. Greeley.
Mill Ridge managing partner Headley Bell said Gone West went in
for surgery to remove a mass wrapped around his small intestine on
Saturday, but complications developed over the weekend. He was
euthanized on Monday.
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