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Dexter Nukes Passes

Published: July 9, 2008 10:20 am ET

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Winbak Canada has announced that Dexter Nukes, winner of the 1989 Meadowlands Pace, passed away this morning. The 22-year-old No Nukes stallion was humanely euthanized after experiencing multiple infirmities associated with old age.

Dexter Nukes was trained by George Gilmour and owned by Thomas Dexter of New York. He was purchased by the late William Wellwood and Armstrong Bros, for a stallion prospect then later syndicated.

Dexter Nukes - 1989 Meadowlands Pace

After his career on the racetrack, Dexter Nukes went on to be a great sire. His offspring include Armbro Proposal, p1.48.2, $1,150,766, Shes A Great Lady, p1.50.4, $973,382 and Duke Of Abby, p1.49.3, $944,694. As a broodmare sire Dexter Nukes produced the likes of Driven To Win, Lady Dillinger, A And Gs Confusion and Lady Macbeach.

Joe Thomson and the Winbak Farm staff had given him a good home since his retirement from breeding in 2004. He will be buried beside Dream Of Glory, Armbro Omaha, and the great Armbro Flight.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Dexter Nukes.


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