Another New York stallion, Trick Me, passed away recently. He was the 25-year-old son of Phone Trick and was found dead in his own paddock. He had been stabled at the Donald Jones LoAnJo Farm located close to Sugar Loaf, New York.
Trick Me was out of the mare April Again, by Alleged. He was originally from Florida where he was bred by Red Oak Farm.
Trained by Ron McAnally, Trick Me was not heavily raced. Still, he was only out of the money one time for his owners at Red Oak Farm. His last start was the Grade III Ancient Title Breeders’ Cup Handicap at Santa Anita Park in which he ran to a second place. He was ranked as a Grade III horse.
Trick Me began his stud career on Red Oak Farm in Florida. After a year or so, he was relocated to New York state.
Standing at stud for another 14 years, Trick Me spent most of his stud time at LoAnJo. He counts 94 starters from his total of 15 baby crops. Of those runners, 58 became winners. His top victor is the dual stakes winner Stacey Tracey, a filly.
During 2013, Trick Me covered eight mares with one in foal at this writing.
According to Donald Jones, Trick Me was a kind and good-natured stallion who enjoyed the company of a paddock friend pal with whom he was often turned out.
Source of article is Blood Horse
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