Darley has announced the passing of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Carnegie (Sadler’s Wells – Detroit, by Riverman) “due the infirmities of old age” at 21.
Carnegie was Sheikh Mohammed’s first Arc winner when he won the famous European event as a three-year-old in 1994, emulating his dam Detroit (Riverman – Derna, by Sunny Boy), who won the Arc in 1980.
Carnegie also won the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud before starting his stud career at Darley’s Japan property and shuttled to New Zealand, where he sired Group 1 winners Amalfi (Carnegie – Rationaine, by Centaine) and Carnegie Express (Carnegie – Honeymoon Express, by Star Way).
Carnegie also sired the high-class mare Tuesday Joy (Carnegie – Joie Denise, by Danehill), which won four Group 1 races, as well as the Doncaster Handicap winner Vision And Power (Carnegie – Escada, by Centaine).
“Carnegie was a magnificent racehorse who won the most cherished prize in European racing and he went on to have a distinguished career at stud,” Darley Australia’s managing director Henry Plumtre said.
“Everyone at Darley will remember him fondly as he had a wonderful temperament and was such a pleasant horse to be around.”