What happened to Alydar the horse?

What happened to Alydar the horse?

On November 13, 1990, Alydar appeared to have shattered his right hind leg in his stall at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Emergency surgery was performed the next day in an attempt to repair the injury, but the leg broke again. On November 15, Alydar was euthanized.

Where is Alydar buried?


Birth 23 Mar 1975 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 15 Nov 1990 (aged 15) Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Calumet Farm Equine Cemetery Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 6595582 · View Source

How do you read a horse’s pedigree?

The horse that is “registered” is at the top of the certificate. The pedigree that follows is the horse’s sire and dam. The sire (which is the father to the horse) is on the top or first branch of the pedigree. The second branch is the dam (the mother of the horse).

How did Alydar get his name?

Alydar is short for Aly Darling, which was the nickname Calumet Farm owner Mrs. Gene Markey had for her friend, the Aly Khan.

Why was Alydar killed?

Alydar running neck and neck with his rival, Affirm, at one of the 1978 Triple Crown races. In 1990, Alydar was euthanized at his home in Calumet Farm under suspicious circumstances surrounding the financial collapse of its owner.

Was Alydar murdered?

At a little-publicized hearing in a nearly empty federal courtroom in Houston, she stood before a judge and said that the death of Alydar was no accidental tragedy. Alydar, she proclaimed, had been murdered.

Was shergar found?

Shergar’s body has never been recovered or identified; it is likely that the body was buried near Aughnasheelin, near Ballinamore, County Leitrim. In honour of Shergar, the Shergar Cup was inaugurated in 1999. His story has been made into two screen dramatisations, several books and two documentaries.

What killed Swale?

Pathologists have discovered evidence indicating that Swale, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, may have died of heart failure.

What breed of horse is Alydar?

Alydar is one of 75 stallions profiled in Tony Morris’ Thoroughbred Stallions (1990, The Crowood Press).

How many foals did Alydar sire?

According to Jockey Club records, Alydar sired 376 winners (53.2%) and 77 stakes winners (10.9%) from 707 named foals. He was the first major Bluegrass stallion in many years to break the traditional book limit of 40 mares a season and was routinely breeding over 80 mares during the Northern Hemisphere season during his last few years at stud.

How good were Alydar and Alysheba?

Calumet Farm had Alydar, my best days of horse racing , And then along came Alysheba, He was so unlucky horse to born in the same year as Affirmed. Very talented, very underrated. They were both incredible horses!!!! Alydar’s sons (many great horses like Alysheba, Easy Goer, etc) were not the best sires.

Is affaffirmed a better horse than Alydar?

Affirmed had more wins on the track, but Alydar was a better champion in the breeding shed for Calumet, siring Easy Goer, Alysheba, Turkoman, Strike the Gold and Criminal Type. HRN really needs to check their info Alydar did run as a 4-yold, losing the Oaklawn H., but winning the Nassau County H. in a terrific time.