P.O. Box 129
New Freedom, PA 17349
Peteski dies after bout with colic
Peteski fought gamely, as he did in his racing career, but in the end he couldn't overcome complications resulting from a severe bout with colic. He was euthanized on April 3 at New Bolton Center. And we will miss him.
"They did a first class job there, and he fought gallantly," said owner Earle Mack, who stood the son of Affirmed. "He was a tough champion and a great fighter through his illness."
Bred by Barry Schwartz, Peteski won the first race in the Canadian Triple Crown, the Queen's Plate Stakes (Can-IR) by six lengths, then added the Prince of Wales (Can-IR) and Breeders' (Can-IRT) Stakes to complete the triple. His triumph in the 1 3/16-mile Prince of Wales at Fort Erie came in track-record time of 1:54.40.
Peteski's richest win came in the $1 million Molson Export Million Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds when he beat Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Sea Hero and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Colonial Affair. Peteski, who finished third in the Super Derby (gr. I) in his final race, was retired with seven wins from 11 starts and earnings of $1,287,866. He entered stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington and stood there until he was moved to Pin Oak Lane for the 2000 breeding season.
Peteski, who was produced from the Nureyev mare Vive, sired nine winners, including graded stakes winner Nani Rose.
May he rest in peace.
may be the best horse on the continent...he has an abundance of speed at any distance."
Moves to Pin Oak Lane Farm
Oak Lane Farm is located in southern York County near New Freedom, Pennsylvania.
It is a full service horse farm and equine veterinary center. Owned and
managed by William J. Solomon, VMD, the farm has boarding, breeding, foaling,
sales preparation and turnout facilities, breaking and training with a
1/2 mile training track, import/export facilities and services, as well
as specialized veterinary services.