Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rest In Peace Summer Squall

The Classic Champion Thoroughbred Summer Squall was euthanized Tuesday due to infirmities of old age. Summer Squall was 22.

Summer Squall finished second to Unbridled in the 1990 Kentucky Derby but turned the tables on Unbridled in the Preakness beating him by two and one-quarter lengths in a near-record time of 1:53 3/5.

Summer Squall sired Charismatic who won the 1999 Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Summer Squall was also the damsire of Summer Bird who won this year’s Belmont Stakes.

In case you have not seen this, here is a nice blog about Summer Squall from Glenn Craven at Fugue For Tinhorns:

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