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News Briefs: Benburb dies of melanomas

Benburb, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year in 1992, died in Kentucky last night, according to a press release from Old Friends. The stunning grey gelding, who earned over a million dollars on the racetrack, was euthanized due to complications from melanomas on Aug. 1 at the Haygard Equine Medical Center in Lexington, Ky, the press release stated. He was 23. Michael Blowen, president and founder of Old Friends says losing the champ was a tough blow. “We were really blessed to have retired Benburb,” Blowen says. “He was the kindest of them all. He was the teacher’s pet to our […]