Stakes Winner Delay of Game Dead at 23
Graded-stakes winner Delay of Game has died. The 23-year-old gelded son of Summer Squall was euthanized the evening of June 6 due to the infirmities of old age. The horse also suffered from equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM).
Delay had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Kentucky, since 2010. Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, announced his passing June 7.
Owned by John H. Peace and trained by George "Rusty" Arnold, Delay of Game (Summer Squall—Wimbledon, Blushing Groom) won his first stakes as a 4-year-old, capturing the 1997 Stuyvesant Handicap at Aqueduct.
He went on to score 16 victories over seven seasons in premium allowance races at virtually every track and on virtually every surface, from Keeneland and Churchill Downs to Saratoga, Belmont, and Gulfstream
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