Toyota Blue Grass Winner Irap Euthanized After Developing Laminitis – Horse Racing News

Irap (Tiznow) wins the Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland on 4.8.2017. Julien Leparoux up, Doug O’Neill trainer, Paul Reddam owner.

Reddam Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner Irap, winner of the G2 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and more than $1.6 million in his career, was euthanized after developing laminitis, his connections announced Oct 20.

The Reddams posted the following statement on Doug O’Neill Racing Stable’s Facebook page –

“It is with great sadness that we heard today that Irap had developed laminitis. Not wanting him to suffer, we have made the decision to euthanize him. We would like to thank Dr. Dean Richardson and his team at New Bolton for doing their best with Irap, as well as Dr. Ryan Carpenter for jumping on a plane when he learned of Irap’s injury.

We also want to thank Doug O’Neill and his entire staff for the wonderful care they took of Irap throughout his racing career. Irap provided many thrills over the past year and he changed from maiden to graded stakes winner overnight. He developed into a top race horse who carried himself with tremendous dignity and a level of class that is rare.

We count ourselves lucky to have been part of his life for an all too brief time.”