Sovereign Kit Euthanized at 19
Lexington, KY – September 21, 2016 – Sovereign Kit, one of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s only stallions, was euthanized last week due to complications from colic. He was 19 years old.
An Argentinean bred Thoroughbred; Sovereign Kit began his career in Argentina before making his way to the New York circuit. Sovereign Kit went to post an impressive 85 times with lifetime earnings of $440,032.
Retired to Blackburn by owner Maggi Moss, his second career was as an equine teacher at the TRF Second Chances Program. Kit, a kind but strong willed horse, taught the inmates at Blackburn a higher level of respect and reverence for horses.
Sovereign Kit was kept intact and he taught the men how to safely care for a stallion. Linda Dyer, farm manager at Blackburn, said “I have been around a lot of horses in my lifetime and none of the colts and stallions were as good natured as he was. The men are constantly saying how empty the barn feels with him”
“I feel sincere gratitude to one of the greatest aftercare programs in the United States, the TRF Second Chances Program teaching compassion through the great retired racehorses that pass through its farms. Sovereign Kit was one such horse, I had the pleasure of owning him on the NY circuit” commented former owner Maggi Moss. “I am eternally grateful to them for the loving, respectful, and dignified care they provided him up to his passing.”
Sovereign Kit will be missed at Blackburn by those who cared for him and had the opportunity to meet him.