Einstein Euthanized



Five-time Grade I winner Einstein (Brz) (Spend a Buck–Gay Charm {Brz}, by Ghadeer {Fr}) was euthanized at Park Equine Hospital Wednesday due to complications from cancer. He had been pensioned at Old Friends since 2019.

Trained by Helen Pitts, Einstein captured the 2009 GI Santa Anita H. and four Grade I stakes on turf. In all Einstein made 27 starts, winning 11 races. He won or placed in 13 stakes, all of which were graded, and his career earnings totaled $2,703,324.

Einstein retired from racing in 2010 to stand at Adena Springs in Kentucky. He later stood at Adena Springs North in Ontario, Canada, and at Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, CA. His top runners include Grade III winner Rankhasprivileges and multiple-stakes-placed E Equalsmcsquared.

“When we first retired Einstein, he was diagnosed with a tumor,” noted Old Friends's Michael Blowen. “Dr. Rhodes Bell of Park Equine performed a delicate operation and removed the tumor. The procedure allowed Einstein to enjoy more than a year of happy life with Old Friends before the fast-growing tumors re-occurred over the weekend.

“Einstein was as classy and smart as he was handsome,” Blowen added. “He was a farm favorite, and he was especially fond of John Bradley. I wished we could have taken care of him for another decade.”

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