Electrocutionist

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Electrocutionist
Sire Red Ransom
Grandsire Roberto
Dam Elbaaha
Damsire Arazi
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2001
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Compagnia Generale
Owner Earle I. Mack
Godolphin Racing (2006)
Trainer Valfredo Valiani
Saeed bin Suroor (2006)
Record 12: 8-3-1
Earnings £3,160,432
Major wins
Gran Premio d'Italia (2004)
Premio Carlo d'Alessio (2005)
Gran Premio di Milano (2005)
Juddmonte International (2005)
Dubai World Cup (2006)
Last updated on June 28, 2011

Electrocutionist (February 24, 2001 - September 9, 2006) was a Thoroughbred racehorse. Electrocutionist won eight of his 12 career starts, including three Grade I's, and won more than $5.6 million. Racing four times for the operation based in both Dubai and Newmarket, he was scheduled to participate in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Oct. 14, 2006.

Background[edit]

He was owned by Earle I. Mack, United States Ambassador to Finland and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Racing Association. Electrocutionist was trained in Italy by Valfredo Valiani before being bought by Godolphin Racing in November 2005. Based in Dubai during the winter months, in the spring of 2006 he was sent to Godolphin's stables in Newmarket, England.

Racing career[edit]

After winning the 2006 Dubai World Cup, Electrocutionist placed second to Ouija Board in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot, and finished second again by a short margin to Hurricane Run in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, also at Ascot.

Sudden death[edit]

On September 9, 2006, Electrocutionist suffered an unexpected and fatal heart attack. Five days before his death, an abnormality was discovered in his heart, but it was deemed nothing to cause concern to his owners and trainer.

Godolphin's main trainer in Europe, Saeed bin Suroor, said: "He was a wonderful, brave horse, a real pleasure to train. He gave his best every time he ran and I will always remember the courage and class he showed in winning the Dubai World Cup. He was a champion."

Just as Lost in the Fog raced with cancer, Electrocutionist raced with a bad heart. Pedigree Online wrote of Electrocutionist moments after learning of his death: "A tremendously brave and talented horse. To perform as he did with such a condition, truly a champion. RIP."

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Electrocutionist
Sire
Red Ransom
1987
Roberto
1969
Hail To Reason Turn-To
Nothirdchance
Bramalea Nashua
Rarelea
Arabia
1977
Damascus Sword Dancer
Kerala
Christmas Wind Nearctic
Baly Free
Dam
Elbaaha
1994
Arazi
1989
Blushing Groom Red God
Runaway Bride
Danseur Fabuleux Northern Dancer
Fabuleux Jane
Gesedeh
1983
Ela-Mana-Mou Pitcairn
Rose Bertin
Le Melody Levmoss
Arctic Melody (F-No.23)

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