Thoroughbred Champion Creator Dead at 29

The 29-year-old son of Mill Reef was euthanized Feb. 28 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital due to colic.

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Creator, a Group I winner in France, was euthanized at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky, on Feb. 28 due to complications from colic.

The 29-year-old son of Mill Reef had been a pensioner of Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Kentucky, since 2004, when he was retired from stud duty in Japan and returned to the United States.

A homebred for Sheikh Mohammed, Creator (Mill Reef-Chalon, Habitat) won seven of his16 starts for career earnings of $550,537. His most impressive victory came at Longchamp, in Paris, Frace, in the Group I Prix Ganay—a race his sire also won in 1972.

Creator’s final start was in the United States in the Grade I Budweiser International, in which he suffered a career-ending injury

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