Home at Last, age 26, died at Nuckols Farm, Midway, Kentucky, on July 30. Charles Nuckols III made the announcement about the passing of Home at Last on August 21. He had been suffering from infirmities of old age, the cause of his death.
Charles Nuckols, Jr., and sons bred Home at Last in Kentucky. He was out of the mare Away from Home by Ack Ack. Trainer Carl Nafzger taught the gray colt for the Russell L. Reineman Stable.
Nuckols told Blood Horse:
It's a pleasure to have horses like Home at Last for clients for as long as the Reinemans have been around. Mr. Reineman and dad (Charles Nuckols Jr.) were friends going back to the 1960s.
Homer as he was called at Nuckols Farm was always an easygoing horse, loved by everyone, and the farm’s favorite horse. He buddied up with a favorite friend named Animal (real name: Animo de Valeroso) whenever he was given the opportunity.
Home at Last was the Grade I winner of the Super Derby, beating out Unbridled and Cee's Tizzy. He earned $972,914 from two years at the track.
His progeny numbers 93 winners with six stakes winners. Home of Stars, multiple stakes winner, is his top performer. Home at Last numbers Home First, Special Moments and Dixie’s Home among his other stakes-winners.
Nuckols also recalls,
I've known Home at Last his whole life. That's the thing that we cherish about our farm, knowing that (our clients) rely upon us to take care of their loved ones.
The genteel stallion spent the majority of his time at stud for the Nuckols’ where he was considered a close member of the family.
Source: Blood Horse
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