The multiple-graded stakes winner McCann’s Mojave was put down on October 11 in Apple Valley, California. The 13-year-old stallion was euthanized due to colic according to publicity director Mike Willman of Santa Anita Park.
Willman and Nikki Hunt bred McCann's Mojave. The winner of more than $1.5 million had been standing at Rancho San Miguel, Paso Robles, California.
Trainer Eddie Truman was saddened by the loss of McCann’s Mojave. He said,
He's produced sound horses with good bone. The Siegels bred to him perhaps more than any other breeders. They've been in this business for more than 30 years and are big supporters of California racing.
Howard and Janet Siegel won with a 2-year-old McCann’s Mojave filly only a matter of hours after his death. Trained by Truman, Charlie Time was ridden by Martin Pedroza in the ninth race, winning a $30,000 maiden claiming event and leading all the way during the 5-1/2-furlong race.
McCann’s Mojave was an eight-time stakes winner. Perhaps his most memorable race occurred in the $1-million Sunshine Millions Classic in 2007 with Steve Specht as trainer.
He was by Memo out of the multiple stakes winning mare Joni U. Bar by Nordic Prince. McCann’s Mojave had 12 victories in 35 races. He earned a total of $1,513,565.
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