Grade 1 sire Vronsky dies at 22

Coalinga, CA (May 3, 2021) – Vronsky died of an apparent heart attack April 29 at Harris Farms after successfully covering a mare according to Jonny Hilvers, General Manager at Harris Farms. “For a 22-year-old he looked amazing and could not have been doing any better. He has been such a nice horse to be around all these years and he will be sorely missed.”

The son of Danzig – Words of War, by Lord At War (ARG) bred by Arthur B. Hancock III and Stonerside Ltd. sold for $1 million at the 2000 Keeneland September Sale. A three-time winner of $135,247 while racing for owner Steve Taub, Vronsky entered stud in 2005 at E.W. “Buddy” Johnston’s Old English Rancho in Sanger, Calif.

From 13 crops to race, Vronsky is the sire of 151 winners, progeny earnings of $15.9 million and 12 blacktype winners which include grade 1 winner What a View, grade 2 winner Norvsky, grade 3 victor Poshsky and 2021 graded-placed 3-year-olds Closing Remarks and The Chosen Vron. As of May 2, 2021, Vronsky’s average earnings per starter was $72,478.