MGSW Jonesboro (Sefapiano), a 21-year-old stallion, was found deceased in his paddock during morning rounds on Thursday, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky said in a release.
Bred by Jayeff “B” Stables and foaled in Kentucky on Mar. 15, 2002, the chestnut stallion was purchased at the 2003 Keeneland September Yearling sale by Michael Langford for $27,000 and he was trained by Randy Morse.
Among his many accomplishments, Jonesboro won the GIII Razorback H. at Oaklawn and as a 7-year-old, declared victory in both the GII Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H. and the GIII Texas Mile S. at Lone Star Park. He began his stud career in 2011 and finished it at Lake Hamilton Equine in Royal, Arkansas.
Upon his arrival in 2022, Michael Blowen, president and founder of Old Friends said, “Like most of us, Jonesboro owes a lot to his mother. Mom's Command was owned by Peter Fuller, who also campaigned Dancer's Image. Peter contributed $500 to Old Friends when we first started. And his daughter, Abby, who rode Mom, is a lifelong friend.”
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