February 4, 2008 - Eighteen Karat (Crysta's Crown - Tarport Lady Ann) was humanely euthanized today. A long time favorite at PBK and a true friend of the family, neighbors, breeders and trainers who really knew him and his babies. Eighteen Karat was a star of the Ohio Sire Stakes at 2 and 3, with a record of 2, 2:01.4f; 3, 1:57.2 and earnings of $63,406. He was 24 and still liked the girls - at 23 he still covered several mares in spite of painful arthritis, and as always got the job done the right way. While he has never had large books of mares, he is the sire of 117 starters that have earned $1,397,000 to date. His brightest star is GINGER GIRL 4,1:54.4f ($246,519), multiple NYSS winner, multiple Open winner, and 2006 Season's Champion Aged Trotting Mare and Tioga Downs Track Record holder. Other accomplished performers include multiple NYSS winner SEAWAY SHANE 6,1:57f ($232,994), BREEZY KNOLL BABE 3, 2:04.3h ($43,576), LAURA JONES 4,1:58.2m ($30,410), BREEZY KNOLL ELITE 3, 1:59 ($38,604), and TWENTY KARAT 4, 1:56 ($21,187). Eighteen Karat will still have three more crops to carry on his memory at the races. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
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