Noble Causeway put down after brief battle with laminitis

Noble Causeway was put down May 27, 2014, after losing a brief battle with laminitis. The stallion was 12.

The striking 16.1 hand chestnut, born in 2002, had one hind stocking (right hind).

He had three wins in 18 starts with earnings of $360,010. The colt finished second in the Grade 1 Florida Derby in 2005 and competed in that year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

Noble Causeway was bred in Kentucky by Reiko and Michael Baum and was by Giant’s Causeway out of Mimi’s Golden Girl (Seeking the Gold). He was purchased for $1.15 million by My Meadowview Farm at the 2003 Keeneland September yearling sale. Nick Zito served as his trainer.

The horse entered stud in 2008, standing at Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y., but stopped breeding in early May 2014 when he started showing symptoms of laminitis.

His progeny include Samraat, who finished second in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial Stakes and fifth in the Kentucky Derby in 2014.

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