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Skip Away dies at 17

Updated: May 14, 2010, 8:52 PM ET
By Glenye Cain Oakford | Daily Racing Form

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Hall of Famer and 1998 Horse of the Year Skip Away died of an apparent heart attack in his paddock Friday morning at Hopewell Farm in Midway, Ky., according to farm owner Rick Trontz.

The three-time champion was 17 and had had a significant heart murmur for several years, Trontz said.

The gray Skip Away had a long career with the late Sonny Hine -- also the trainer of Skip Away's sire, Skip Trial -- who purchased the $30,000 colt as a birthday present for his ...

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