Whatever It Takes Euthanized

Published: November 7, 2011 11:48 am EST

Empire Breeders Classic champion and Canadian Trotting Classic runner-up Whatever It Takes was reportedly euthanized late last month after suffering from pneumonia and eventually laminitis


Reports indicate that the $475,464 career earner became sick at the end of September prior to his next scheduled start in the Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile.

“He was eating and everything seemed fine. He was getting ready to ship out on that Tuesday and he went a slow trip on Monday, and he felt super—bucking and playing—but he spiked a little temp,” the colt's driver Andy Miller told harnessracing.com. “We took him to Mid-Atlantic [Equine Medical Center in New Jersey] and then he spiked a high temperature and got pneumonia, and then it settled in his feet.

“He was a great horse to have around and just a pleasure to be around. This was a huge shock to us because we were looking forward to the rest of the year, including the Kentucky Futurity and the Breeders Crown.”

Whatever It Takes was trained by Julie Miller for owners Brittany Farms, Blue Chip Bloodstock, Little E LLC, and Credit Caper Partners.

The son of Credit Winner-Caper Caillie won four of his 17 starts and took his mark of 1:52.4 in division of the Townsend Ackerman at the Meadowlands Racetrack earlier this year. The stakes competitor also earned top three finishes in the Zweig Memorial Trot and a division of the Simcoe Stakes.



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