Maryland sire Imagining euthanized

Imagining (Giant’s Causeway x Daydreaming, by A.P. Indy) was euthanized on August 23 due to complications from colic. The 14-year-old stallion was under the care of veterinarians at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA.

Surgery was attempted but the extent of the damage was too severe. The decision was made to humanely euthanize him on the operating table.

“Imagining has been with us since the start in 2015. We want to thank Shug McGaughey and the Phipps family for trusting us to bring a Grade 1 winning millionaire from a prolific Phipps pedigree to Maryland. We were proud to do so and will be grateful to Imagining for what he did for us,” said Grace Merryman of Anchor & Hope Farm.

Imagining, by Giant’s Causeway out of the A.P. Indy mare Daydreaming, won the Man o’ War Stakes (gr. IT) and captured the Pan American Stakes (gr. IIT).  Imagining retired with nine wins, five seconds, and two thirds from 26 starts for earnings of $1,177,394 while racing for his breeder, Phipps Stable, and trainer Shug McGaughey.

“His kids are routinely on the board around the Mid-Atlantic, and they include stakes horses, graded placings, both dirt and turf winners, and recently, talented runners over fences. With his pedigree, we look forward to seeing the broodmare careers of his daughters,” said Louis Merryman of Anchor & Hope Farm.

Imagining. Photo courtesy Anchor and Hope Farm.