Kip Deville euthanized after lengthy battle with laminitis

April 23, 2015


Kip Deville, winner of the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Mile, was euthanized June 11, 2010, at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., after a lengthy battle with laminitis and repeated bouts of colic. He was 7.

The gray roan colt was born May 3, 2003.

In mid-October 2009, he suffered a routine case of colic but developed laminitis over time in his front feet. He appeared to have recovered enough in March 2010 to be moved to a rehabilitation facility, but he regressed quickly.

He also won the grade 1 Woodbine Mile, Frank E. Kilroe Handicap and Maker’s Mark Mile.

Bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm, he was by Kipling out of Klondike Kaytie (by Encino).
He won 12 of 30 starts and earned $3,325,489.

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