DIAMOND STRIPES 2003-2017

Notebook - Romantic Summer, by On To Glory | 2003 Gelding - (View Pedigree)

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DIAMOND STRIPES 2003-2017's Info:

Owner: Four Roses Thoroughbreds
Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Rogers Jr.
State Bred: FL
Winnings: 16 Starts: 6 - 0 - 4, $1,478,014

At 3: Won Pegasus S. (G3,9F)
At 4:Won Meadowlands Cup (G2,9F) 3rd Stephen Foster H. (G1,9F), Whitney H. (G1,9F), Woodward S. (G1,9F), Clark H. (G2,9F)
At 5:Won Godolphin Mile (UAE-G2,8F)
Foaled February 2, 2003.
$340K KEESEPT'04 Retired in December 2011. To reside at Old Friends, Georgetown, Kentucky.
(courtesy pedigreequery.com)
Modified On: 6/1/2017

Obit:
GEORGETOWN, KY - MAY 30, 2017 -  Multiple-graded-stakes winner Diamond Stripes was euthanized May 29 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY.  

According to Old Friends veterinarian Dr. Byran Waldridge, the cause of death for the The 10-year-old gelding was complications of treatment for progressive ethmoidal hematoma. A benign but highly locally invasive sinus cancer.

Bred in Florida by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rogers Jr, for their Four Roses Thoroughbreds, Diamond Stripes won six of his 16 starts, including three black-type victories. His earnings total $1,478,014.
 
Diamond Stripes (Notebook - Romantic Sunner, On to Glory) broke his maiden in 2006 at Belmont Park in his first start. His subsequent four-race win streak included his first stakes win, which came in the GR3 Pegasus Stakes at the Meadowlands. The following year he captured the GR2 Meadowlands Cup Handicap.   
His greatest victory, however, came in 2008 in Dubai where he triumphed in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) under jockey Edgar Prado.

But by 2010 the gray gelding had begun a drop down the ranks, eventually starting in claiming races at New Mexico's Sunland Park. Old Friends President Michael Blowen then contacted trainer Chris Hartman about retiring the horse.

"We were so happy to have been able to provide Diamond Stripes with a  worthy retirement these last years," said Blowen. "He was a kind horse with a strong spirit and he will be missed by many of his friends and fans."

History:
Bred in Florida by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rogers Jr, for their Four Roses Thoroughbreds, Diamond Stripes won six of his 16 starts, including three black-type victories. His earnings total $1,479,014.

Diamond Stripes broke his maiden in the 2006 Pegasus Stakes (GR3) and the following year he captured the Meadowlands Cup (GR2). The win earned him entry into that year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he finished 8th on an off track.   

His greatest victory, however, came in 2008 in Dubai where he triumphed in the $1-million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) under jockey Edgar Prado.  In recent years, however, the gray gelding had begun a drop down the ranks, starting in claiming races at New Mexico’s Sunland Park.  

“I contacted his trainer, Chris Hartman, about retiring the horse,” said Blowen. 

“Chris put us in touch with Mrs. Rogers and she generously donated Diamond Stripes and sponsored his trip from New Mexico to Kentucky. We’re so happy to have him.”

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