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    AfleetTreet
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    Hello all,
    I saw this in our Bloodhorse magazine online this evening. REst In Peace Most Welcome. Thanks for the memories and the thrills.

    (courtesy of Bloodhorse.com)
    Successful Stallion Most Welcome Euthanized
    Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:10 PM

    Most Welcome, an English group II winner and sire of champions, was euthanized in Sweden because of a fractured pastern, according to the Racing Post. The 25-year-old stallion started his stud career at Meddler Stud in England and was sent to Ravdansen Stud in Sweden in 2004.

    Bred in Great Britain by White Lodge Stud, Most Welcome (Be My Guest–Topsy, by Habitat) won or placed in nine English group events. He finished second in the 1987 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I) to Reference Point. In his four North American races for owner Philip Jack Oppenheimer, he managed to place in the 1989 Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) and the 1988 Turf Classic (gr. IT). He retired with earnings of $621,355.

    Most Welcome sired such champions as French high-weighted miler Suances among his 22 stakes winners. Suances also raced in the United States, capturing two stakes, including the 2002 San Francisco Breeders’ Cup Mile Handicap (gr. IIT). Most Welcome sired other North American graded stakes winners Call Me, Eccentric, and Prize Giving.

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    Gerald
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    Not many horses, or stallions anyway, seem to get past 25.

    Previous to coming 2nd in the Derby he finished 3rd in the 2,000 Guineas, but I believe was disqualified in favour of Bellotto. I think I had an EW bet on Most Welcome on the day, and was a bit miffed about the disqualification, because I thought the interference was minimal. The Ante-Post King was on Bellotto, so I suppose he’ll see things differently!

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    AfleetTreet
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    I am afraid I don’t know anything about The Ante-Post King but Most Welcome sounds like a gritty horse who was a thrill to watch. It is true we tend to lose them so young sometimes. We had a couple stallions here this year died prematurely and it was so sad because they were so healthy and strong and the POOF they were gone.
    :(

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    Gerald
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    It was nice to have a good horse that was a flashy chestnut for a change.

    A lot of Sadlers Wells progeny have bits of white about them, but they are all bays.

    TAPK is a forumite who was banished a couple of months ago, and has just served his sentence. A love-hate relationship. :wink:

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