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Jayport Whimsey Euthanized

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Published: January 16, 2009 4:45 pm ET

Last Comment: January 17, 2009 8:50 am ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Glenis Egginton of Meadowcroft Farm told Trot Insider this afternoon that Jayport Whimsey, dam of $1.9 million earner Abbey Road C, had to be euthanized Monday, January 12.

Egginton said that the Balanced Image mare had to be put down due to extreme lameness. The 17-year-old bay was unraced and had sustained a serious leg injury in her younger years. Egginton said that Jayport Whimsey, who produced nine babies in her career, recently lost a foal.

"She had a Kadabra foal that she lost last week," Egginton told Trot Insider. "She always had that really serious leg injury -- anyone who had ever known her was well aware of it. The lameness just got too serious and we had no choice but to put her down."

Egginton said that the youngest of Jayport Whimsey's offspring is a Mr Lavec yearling named Madame Defarge. Bred and raised by Tom & Roger Porchak of Woodstock, Ont., Jayport Whimsey was owned by Ken & James Meyer of St. Clements, Ont.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Jayport Whimsey.

January 17, 2009 - 8:50 amOh behalf of Jayport Farms,

Jeff Porchak SAID...

Oh behalf of Jayport Farms, I wish to express my sincere condolences to everyone connected to Whimsey

January 16, 2009 - 7:22 pmI seen her in the paddock

big lou (not verified) SAID...

I seen her in the paddock many of times.Some mornings she could hardly walk but she was a wonderful mother always very protective of her foals she left her mark on canadian harness racing with abby road.May she rest in peace


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