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New Mexico-Based Stallion Avenue of Flags Dies at 22
RSS Feeds Saturday, May 22, 2010

Avenue Of Flags, a Grade 2-placed stallion by 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, was euthanized following an accident in his paddock on May 14. He was 22.

At the time of his death, Avenue Of Flags was standing at James Wasson’s Winner’s Circle Farm near Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he had been moved to for the 2010 breeding season. To date, he has sired 208 winners from 299 starters and the earners of more than $16.3 million. His starters include 20 stakes winners from 18 crops, and his top earner, the 6-year-old gelding California Flag, won last year’s $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Avenue Of Flags was bred in California by John and Betty Mabee. Trained by Richard Mandella, the stallion made three starts for the Mabee’s Golden Eagle Farm. He earned $53,550 from two wins, and he ran second to Deposit Ticket in the 6-furlong, $101,500 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (G2) at Hollywood Park.

After spending 14 seasons at Golden Eagle Farm, he moved to W.L. Mooring’s Double L Farm at Bosque, New Mexico, for the 2005 breeding season. He also spent time at A & A Ranch and Hourigan Horse Farm in Anthony, New Mexico, before he moved to Winner’s Circle.

Avenue Of Flags was buried under the pecan trees at GW Stables Estate.

To date, he has sired 208 winners from 299 starters and the earners of more than $16.3 million. His starters include 20 stakes winners from 18 crops, and his top earner, the 6-year-old gelding California Flag, won last year’s $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Avenue Of Flags was bred in California by John and Betty Mabee. Trained by Richard Mandella, the stallion made three starts for the Mabee’s Golden Eagle Farm. He earned $53,550 from two wins, and he ran second to Deposit Ticket in the 6-furlong, $101,500 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (G2) at Hollywood Park.

After spending 14 seasons at Golden Eagle Farm, he moved to W.L. Mooring’s Double L Farm at Bosque, New Mexico, for the 2005 breeding season. He also spent time at A & A Ranch and Hourigan Horse Farm in Anthony, New Mexico, before he moved to Winner’s Circle.


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