California Sire Vronsky Passes Away

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Vronsky (1999-2021)

Successful California-based stallion Vronsky (Danzig–Words of War, by Lord at War {Arg}), the sire of Grade I winner What A View, passed away from an apparent heart attack after successfully covering a mare at Harris Farms, according the farm's General Manager Jonny Hilvers. Vronsky was 22 years old.

Bred by Arthur Hancock and Stonerside Ltd., Vronsky was a $1-million purchase out of the 2000 Keeneland September Sale and was a three-time winner at the races before entering stud in 2005 at E. W. 'Buddy' Johnston's Old English Rancho in Sanger, CA.

To date, Vronsky is the sire of 154 worldwide winners, including 12 black-type winners. In addition to Kilroe Mile hero What A View, he was also responsible for GII San Gabriel S. winner Norvsky and GIII Berkeley H. victor Poshsky. Vronsky, a half-brother to MGSW & MGISP E Dubai (Mr. Prospector) and to GISW and major producer No Matter What (Nureyev), has progeny earnings to date of over $15.8 million.

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