Ide Euthanized Due to Colic

Ide | Laura Battles

Multiple graded stakes-winner Ide (Forty Niner–Maytide, by Naskra), a 31-year-old pensioner at Old Friends retirement facility in Georgetown, was euthanized at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital Friday due to colic.

The chestnut stallion had been at Old Friends since Aug. 29, 2016 thanks to the Ide Group, which consists of three cousins, Allen Peltier, Bryan Harang, and Harvey “Drew” Peltier. In addition, Peter Willmott retained a share in the horse.

“Although we are sad that Ide has left us, we are also filled with gratitude that Harvey Peltier and the Ide Group allowed us to share this friendly and accomplished horse with tens of thousands of people throughout the years,” said John Nicholson, President and CEO of Old Friends. “Ide was a special part of Old Friends and a great ambassador for the sport of Thoroughbred Racing.”

Harvey Peltier was also sad to hear about the loss of Ide.

“I was saddened to hear of Ide's passing, but I was thrilled that Michael Blowen accepted Ide to live out his days at Old Friends,” said Peltier. “Ide got lots of attention at Old Friends where he was fed treats and carrots on a regular basis.

“I'd be remiss if I didn't give thanks to Clear Creek Stud for the wonderful job of caring and promoting Ide at stud,” he continued. “Also, I'd like to give thanks for all the breeders for their support, and all the people at Old Friends for their care and a special thank you to Michael Blowen.”

Racing for Willmott Stables, Ide won the 1995 GIII Kentucky Jockey Club S. and GIII Iroquois S. The following year, he won the GIII Southwest S. and GIII Rebel S. He suffered a career-ending injury while preparing for the GI Arkansas Derby and began his stud career in 1997 at the Lavin family's Longfield Farm in Goshen, Kentucky. In 2003, he was purchased by the Ide Group and moved to Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, Louisiana for the rest of his stud career.

Ide sired 16 stakes winners, including Louisiana-Bred Horse of the Year Ide Be Cool, and champion colt Ide Like a Double. He was pensioned in 2015.

“Ide was as kind as any Thoroughbred at Old Friends,” said  Blowen, founder of Old Friends. “He graced us with his confident demeanor and, even though he lived a long, full life it wasn't long enough.”

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