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The Sad Loss of SOCIETY ROCK

Posted on: 1st Jun 2016

Everyone at Pegasus who knew SOCIETY ROCK are very sad to hear that he has died. He was a quirky old boy but we had far more highs than lows with him. He was as tough a racehorse that you will find and although he was not very big the rougher the race the tougher he was.

He had been taken withdrawn fron the Guineas Breeze Ups as he had 'Breezed" so badly. Anthony Stroud then bought him privately for Simon Gibson. He was not the best mover but he was very fast. He won over £1,000,000 and if he had been better in the stalls he would have won more. He won a Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot but he also threw one away by his aversion to the stalls and being slow away. He won The Duke of York Stakes giving Lethal Force five pounds and he won a Haydock Sprint. He was a wonderful horse to have in the yard and kept us all on our toes.

He had a horrific accident in his turn out paddock when he had been in terrific form and days away from another tilt at the Haydock Sprint. He was not expected to live but as always his toughness pulled him through and he went on to stand three seasons at stud. If his offspring are anything like him they will be honest and tough. We will definitely be looking out for one this autumn at the yearling sales.

We will remember all the fun and and occasionally frustrating times we had with SOCIETY ROCK and be very grateful that we had him for five wonderful seasons.