CHAMPION sire Deep Impact was euthanised two days after undergoing surgery on a persistent neck injury. He was withdrawn from covering duties in early February because of the reported problem. He is expected to sire around 20 foals in 2020.

The worst possible news broke on July 30th, that while surgery on July 28th had been deemed successful, Deep Impact’s condition had taken an abrupt turn for the worse. Further post-surgery x-rays on the then recumbent Deep Impact showed a cervical spine fracture. He was subsequently euthanised.