Re: Historical PPs -- Boy is the game different than it used to be..... (176 Views)
Posted by: BB
Date: March 25, 2020 01:02PM
Hey, Strike. There's only so much time you can spend reading, writing, doing crossword puzzles, and I've had enough with looking at the news for a while, so I did a little leg work on the Judge.
You probably know that he was sold to Japanese interests for stud duty. He didn't do all that much over there (some decent broodmares and he did sire a champion steeplechaser), but there's not much else to be found on the internet. I reached out to a person I'm familiar with on Twitter who works in Japanese racing and was able to get the following: He was pensioned from stud duty in 1998 and was sent to an "Old Friends-style" life at Shadai Farm. Unfortunately, not long after arriving there he had a paddock accident and did not survive. Sorry it's not a better story, but figured you would want to know.
And Paul, I figured as much, but wanted to be sure. Take care, all.