Samshu Bluegrass Passes At 30

Published: August 10, 2011 11:59 am EDT

Blue Chip Farms has sadly reported that 30-year-old Samshu Bluegrass p,3,1:57.4; 1:55 ($664,978) was euthanized this morning after having resided at the farm for

23 years.

A top Open mare, Samshu Bluegrass was named U.S. Aged Pacing Mare of the Year in 1986 after winning the Breeders Crown.

After her racing years, she had 15 foals during her broodmare career. Her progeny earned combined earnings of just under one million dollars.

Samshu Bluegrass was retired from the broodmare ranks in 2003 (her last foal was carried via a recipient mare). At that time she became a happy resident of Blue Chip’s 'geriatric' group. Her mobility had become increasingly impaired during the last six months necessitating the tough decision yesterday by the farm’s veterinarian, Dr. Herbert Burns, after a routine weekly inspection.

Samshu Bluegrass was buried in the farm’s cemetery.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Samshu Bluegrass.

(With files from Blue Chip Farms)

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