Shadow Glen Stud’s Group 3 winning filly Clifton Red succumbed to cancer last weekend.
Vets at the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital in Shepparton were unable to save the daughter of Sebring who succumbed to a tumour that was attached to her veins.
“I’ve never seen it in all my time in racing, and neither had the specialists,” trainer David Hayes said. “They tried everything to save her but it was obviously something that had been with her from birth.”
Clifton Red (2f Sebring – Pretty Penny by Encosta De Lago) won the G3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1200m) at Flemington in March and was being prepared for the G1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield in October.
Shadow Glen owner Bill Cockram still has her dam Pretty Penny at his Modewarre property. She has a rising 2yo colt by High Chaparral and was bred back to Sebring last year.