Tweenhills Stallion Havana Gold Sustains Fatal Pelvis Injury

Group 1 winner and top-level sire Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}–Jessica’s Dream {Ire}, by Desert Style {Ire}), passed away at the age of 13 after sustaining a fatal pelvis injury, Tweenhills announced on Thursday afternoon.

Bred by Sir Eric Parker in Ireland, the bay was a 50,000gns buyback at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale turned 80,000 gns Tattersalls October yearling. Bearing the colours of Qatar Racing Limited and CSH on the racecourse, Havana Gold won his first two starts, and by the end of his juvenile season was a victor of both the G3 Somerville Tattersalls S. and the Listed Ascendant S. for Richard Hannon. At three, he added the G1 Prix Jean Prat and was second in the G3 Craven S. and retired to Tweenhills with a mark of 11-5-2-0 and earnings $625,567.

Retired to stud in 2014 where he stood initially for £8,500 and commanded as high a fee as £15,000 in 2018 and 2019, Havana Gold became both the leading UK-based first-season sire in 2017 and the leading UK-based sire of 2-year-olds in 2021.

His first son to stud, Havana Grey (Ire), 3-year-old hero of the G1 Flying Five S. at the Curragh (Ire), was crowned leading UK-based first-season sire last year. Havana Gold was also the sire of 14 other stakes winners including Group 2 winner El Caballo (GB) and Group 3 winners, Tabdeed (GB) and Treasuring (GB). He also is responsible for last season’s unbeaten 2-year-old Streets of Gold (Ire).

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