Saturday, July 11, 2009

Remembering Lawyer Ron

Lawyer Ron was put down on Friday after complications from colic Surgery. He was only 6 years old. Unlike many promising horses on the Derby trail who often disappear from the racing scene so quickly, Lawyer Ron continued to run after his 3 year old season, starting in 26 races lifetime with 20 finishes in the money. His career earnings were $2,790.008.

I was fortunate to see Lawyer Ron race in person several times, including his Whitney Handicap recording winning time in 2007 at Saratoga and his win several weeks later at the Spa in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. Such a shame that his breeding career and life was cut so short.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I was very saddened to hear this news too. Lawyer Ron was a wonderful racehorse. Too bad his second career was shortened. He will be missed!

Glenn Craven said...

A very brave and rugged runner. It was hard to believe he'd die so soon.

I wish I'd seen him in person.