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ROOSEVELT, UTóNOVEMBER 21, 2016óGrade 3 winner and All American Futurity(G1) sire Brookstone Bay, 15, died today in Utah. He was scheduled to return to New Mexico, from Utah, for the 2017 breeding season.
Owned by Chad Richard and bred by Zory Kuzyk, the son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash has sired 186 winners, 40 stakes horses (11%), earners of more than $7.4 million and average earnings per starter of more than $20,000. He was the leading first crop sire of money earners in 2009 with earners of $1,562,045.
Brookstone Bay's is also the sire of Rcj Major Storm SI 108 (10 wins to 6, $548,779, The Championship at Sunland Park S.-G1, etc.), Fillemup Phil SI 105 (13 wins to 8, $320,684, Blue River Derby, etc.), Booyah Bay SI 96 (6 wins to 5, $204,937, 2nd-Namehimastreaker NM Classic Championship-RG1etc.), Pk Bay SI 101 (4 wins to 3, $198,352, Gwendolyn Eaves Overnight S., etc.), New Mexico Streaker SI 98 (4 wins to 4, $159,777, Zia Derby-RG2, etc.), Brookstone Flash SI 99 (3 wins to 6, $149,621, 2nd-New Mexico Classic Derby-RG2, etc.), etc.
At the track Brookstone Bay won or placed in 14 of 21 career starts and earned $184,770. He won the Grade 3 First Down Dash Handicap, was second in the Vessels Maturity(G1) and Sgt. Pepper Feature Handicap(G3) and third in the Los Alamitos Winter Championship.
He was also a finalist in the Grade 1 All American Derby, Grade 1 Champion of Champions, Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby and Grade 1 Spencer Childers California Breeders Championship.
He was out of the G2-placed Coup de Kas (TB) mare Le Ritz SI 92 ($63,678), dam of 7 ROM winners from eight to race. Brookstone Bay is a full-sibling to Grade 1 winner Valors Gold SI 104 ($319,114), and G2-placed Remarkably Ritzy SI 93 ($200,138). Another sister, Le Miska SI 95, produced Grade 1 Sam Houston Futurity winner First Down Mr Jess SI 98 ($180,612), etc.
His second dam was the AQHA Racing Champion filly Sixy Chick SI 106 ($751,284), by Streakin Six.