Cape Canaveral Passes Away at 26

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GSW Cape Canaveral (Mr. Prospector–Seaside Attraction, by Seattle Slew) passed away at age 26 at Highfield Stock Farm in Canada, where he stood for 14 years. He had been battling severe cellulitis and was humanely euthanized. He was pensioned last fall.

Cape Canaveral has been one of the leading sires in Canada since 2008 with 20 crops of racing age, 541 foals, 429 starters, 21 black-type winners, 315 winners of 1,080 races and earnings of over $17.8 million.

Out of GI Kentucky Oaks winner Seaside Attraction, Cape Canaveral raced for owner/breeder Overbrook Farm and D. Wayne Lukas, winning three of four races, including the GIII San Miguel S. He earned $128,640.

“Cape has left his impression on all those fortunate enough to have been tasked with his care,” said Highfield President Adrian Munro. “His longevity in the breeding shed is a testament to Cal Britton, Amber Jacobson, Jennifer Buck and Kelly Robinson who have impeccably cared for him through his tenure at Highfield. He was the foundation sire for our breeding program and he will be greatly missed.”

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