While Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro fought for life at New Bolton Center this past June, another great racehorse who had beaten deathís odds 17 years ago, passed on to greener pastures.
Dashs Dream, 25, was euthanized on June 13, as the result of complications following colic surgery. The former world champion Quarter racehorse, sired by Dash For Cash and bred and owned her entire life by Joe Kirk Fulton, Lubbock, Texas (the same man who bred leading cutting sire Peppy San Badger), had survived two surgeries within 36 hours in 1989.
It was Sunday, March 5, 1989 and Joe Kirk Fulton was in Phoenix attending the American Quarter Horse Association convention, where five years earlier he had accepted Dashs Dreamís AQHA world championship trophy. On this day, Dashs Dream, with a two-week old foal at her side, was at Fultonís Quien Sabe Ranch in Lubbock, under the watch of ranch manager Hub Johnson. Read the whole story here . . .