Darley has reported 1994 Arc de Triomphe winner Carnegie has been put down at Kelvinside Stud in the Hunter Valley. He was aged 21.
“Carnegie was a magnificent racehorse who won the most cherished prize in European racing and he went on to have a distinguished career at stud,” Darley’s Australian managing director Henry Plumptre said. “Everyone at Darley will remember him fondly as he had a wonderful temperament and was such a pleasant horse to be around.”
Carnegie (Sadler´s Wells – Detroit by Riverman) was bred by Swettenham Stud and, after Montjeu, was the highest-rated three-year-old by Sadler’s Wells in the 1990s. His dam Detroit won the 1980 Arc de Triomphe.
A winner of 7 of his 13 starts, Carnegie began racing at three and took the G2 Prix Eugene Adam and G2 Prix Niel prior to an outstanding Arc victory over Hernando and White Muzzle. At four, he claimed the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on the way to an epic victory over Balanchine in the G3 Prix Foy.
Initially based at Darley Japan, he shuttled to New Zealand where his first crop included Victoria Derby winner Amalfi and Rosehill Guineas hero Carnegie Express. He spent his last seven years at Darley’s Kelvinside Stud and was pensioned from stud duty at the end of 2008.
Carnegie (Ire) has sired 383 winners of 911 races at a 55% strike-rate. Apart from his first crop classic winners, he also sired the G1 winners Tuesday Joy (AJC Chipping Norton St, STC Coolmore Classic, Ranvet St & The BMW), Perlin (MRC Underwood St & BTC Doomben Cup) and Vision And Power (AJC Doncaster Hcp & STC George Ryder St).