West Acre loses battle with laminitis at 17

West Acre lost a battle with laminitis on Aug. 16, 2012, at Stonehedge Farm South near Williston, Fla. He was 17.

The bay stallion with a white stripe and hind sock (left hind) was born in 1995. He was by Forty Niner out of Narrate (by Honest Pleasure).

Bred in Kentucky by Claiborne Farm, West Acre was unraced himself. He had stood at Stonehedge since 1998.

His offspring included 179 winners, including 12 stakes winners, with earnings of more than $13 million.

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