Race Horse Fusaichi Pegusus

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Fusaichi Pegasus, the triumphant pony of the 2000 Kentucky Derby, has kicked the bucket because of entanglements of advanced age, his proprietors said Wednesday. The pony was 26.

Fusaichi Pegasus was euthanized Tuesday at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky, because of the ailments of advanced age, his ranch said.

The pony was bought as a yearling for $4 million by Fusao Sekiguchi at 1998 Keeneland July deal by Lobby of Famer Neil Drysdale.

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“Fu Stake was a phenomenal racehorse and a vivid person,” Ashford Stud head supervisor Dermot Ryan said in a news discharge.

“I might want to say thanks to Richard Barry and the entirety of his group, at various times, for giving the most significant level of care for him over the course of his time at Ashford.”

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Fusaichi Pegasus won the San Felipe Stakes and Wood Commemoration prior to winning the 2000 Kentucky Derby as a 2-1 #1.

It was the initial time the most loved had won beginning around 1979. The Kent Desormeaux-ridden horse crushed Fitness by 1.5 lengths. He completed second in the Preakness.

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Fusaichi Pegasus retired with six wins in nine runnings and earnings of $1,994,4000.

The horse began his stud career in 2001 at Ashmore, with Coolmore paying around $60 million for his stallions rights – a record at the time.

He sired six champions around the world and such Grae 1 stakes winners as Bandini, Champ Pegasus, Haradasun and Roman Ruler.

He performed stallion duties in the Southern Hemisphere that produced Bronzo. His stud career ended in 2020.

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