2-time Breeders’ Cup winner Miesque euthanized

Two-time Eclipse Award winner Miesque has been euthanized

because of medical problems from advanced age. She was 27.

She was one of the top female runners and was put down Thursday

at Lane’s End Farm.

Miesque (pronounced MEE-esk) won the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 1987

and 1988 for trainer Francois Boutin and jockey Freddie Head. Owned

by Stavros Niarchos, Miesque won 12 of 16 lifetime starts and never

finished outside the top three while earning more than $2 million

in purses.

She retired after the 1988 season and became a highly successful

broodmare. Notable offspring include Kingmambo, who ran in Europe

before becoming a leading sire at Lane’s End upon retirement.

Miesque was buried in the cemetery at Land’s End Farm.

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