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Classic Wish Passes


Published: March 17, 2011 5:02 pm ET

Last Comment: March 18, 2011 8:01 am ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Today is a sad day in Winbak Farm history. Last night the U.S. Harness Racing Hall of Fame and Canadian Hall of Fame mare, Classic Wish, passed away during foaling. She gave birth to a Somebeachsomewhere colt. The colt survived and is doing well.

Classic Wish earned $436,000 and was time-trialed in 1:52 during her race career. After her retirement from the racetrack, she came to Winbak Farm and had her first foal, Bettors Delight, the 2000 Breeders Crown Winner and 2001 Little Brown Jug winner.

Her third foal, No Pan Intended, won the Breeders Crown and became harness racing's tenth pacing Triple Crown winner. He was named the U.S. Horse of the Year in 2003.

Classic Wish was a 100 per cent producer with her offspring earning over $5 million dollars.

As a broodmare, she was the perfect mother, an easy keeper so to speak. She was a happy and healthy mare who was a pleasure to be around. She truly was one in a million. She will be sorely missed.

Classic Wish will be interned at Winbak Farm of Maryland next to Margies Melody, the dam of the great Nililator, and the thoroughbred mares Natalma, dam of Northern Dancer, Fleur, dam of The Minstrel and Flaming Page, dam of Nijinsky II and Minsky.

Please join SC in offering condolences to the connections of Classic Wish

(Winbak Farm)

March 18, 2011 - 8:01 amDave and I were very shocked

Dave and I were very shocked and saddened by the passing of Classic Wish. We have many happy memories associated with her and her family. Thank you Classic Wish. We hope her new colt will grow up healthy, strong and wise.
Sincerely, Dave and Mary Lemon

March 17, 2011 - 11:40 pmVery sad to hear this. I

Karen Briggs SAID...

Very sad to hear this. I enjoyed writing about her; her legacy is exceptional. My deepest condolences to the Lemons and to Winbak.

March 17, 2011 - 5:42 pmScott and myself are very

Scott and myself are very sad to hear this terrible news.... Scott especially has a very fond spot for her, her offspring and a lot of great memories about her. It is the end of a great line.

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