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Kiri's Clown romps at Old Friends. The million-dollar earning Thoroughbred was euthanized this month after breaking a leg following colic surgery. Photo by Rick Capone

Eclipse Award softens loss of 2 at Old Friends

As Old Friends Kentucky received the grand news that the landmark Thoroughbred retirement facility would receive a coveted Eclipse Award in 2015, the good news was muted by the sudden loss of two great residents of the facility. Millionaire and grade 1 winner Kiri’s Clown, 25, and 15-year-old A.P. Slew succumbed to severe colic, according to an announcement by Michael Blowen of Old Friends. Both animals were euthanized after surgical intervention was first tried. Sadly, Kiri’s Clown slipped and broke his leg as he was coming out of anesthesia. Though he had come through colic surgery with flying colors, the broken […]