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September 15, 2007

More Terrible Stallion News: Maria's Mon

It's been a very bad year for my favorite horses--t he effing breeding shed is killing these horses prematurely .  How many horses did Maria's Mon cover this year??&n bsp; I'd sure like to know.

Maria's Mon euthanized at 14


Maria's Mon, the former juvenile champion who sired 2001 Kentucky Derby winner M onarchos and 2006 champion 3-year-ol d filly Wait a While, has di ed at age 14.

Veterinaria ns euthanized Maria's Mon on Friday morning at the Hagyard Equi ne Medical Institute in Lexingt on, Ky. Pin Oak Stud manager Clifford Barry confirmed plans for a nec ropsy in order to determine t he cause of the young stallion& #39;s sudden decline, which led to severe laminitis and prompted the decision to euthanize him.

A son of Wavering Monarch, Mar ia's Mon had firs t showed slight signs of iwc replica watches illness about 10 days ago but deterio rated rapidly despite aggressive trea tment.

A release from Li ve Oak said the laminitis was likely cause by a syndrome associ ated with Cushing's disease.

C ushing's cau ses "an overproliferation of cells in the pi tuitary gland that cause increased secretion of a hormone, which act s on the adrena l gland and releases excess cortisol," said a Hag yard veterina rian, Dr. Nathan Slovis. Excess cortisol can cause an array of symptoms, including laminitis.

Maria's Mon was a son of the Caro mare Carlotta Maria. Bred by Morton Rosenthal and campaigned b y his wife in partnership with Pin Oak Stud, he won the 1995 Champ agne, Futurity, and Sanford stakes and finished third in the Hopeful en route to his juvenile championship.

Richard Schosberg trained Maria's Mon, who retired at age 3 with a lif etime r ecord of 4 wins from 7 starts and earnings of $507,140.< /p&g t;

In addition to Monarchos and Wait a While, Maria's Mon al so sired graded winners High Limit, Strong Contender, See How She R un

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