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Racing Roundup Go and Go dead; Weld returns

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By John Manley

Go and Go, the Irish-bred winner of the 1990 Belmont Stakes, was euthanizedin April after an accident in his paddock, it was revealed last week. The chestnut horse fractured his pelvis at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, N.Y., where he was a stallion.

Go and Go introduced himself to the American racing public when he won the Laurel Futurity at the age of 2. He then finished off the board in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Gulfstream, but trainer Dermot Weld was not discouraged. He pointed Go and Go for the Belmont the next spring, a race he won convincingly in one of the faster clockings of that 12-furlong classic.

Go and Go finished his career racing for trainer D. Wayne Lukas in America.

By the Northern Dancer sire Be My Guest, out of Irish Edition, an Alleged mare, Go and Go had the pedigree to call attention to his attributes at stud, but he was a disappointment for the most part. He stood his entire stud career in New York and sired few stakes winners.

Weld back for Pegasus

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Dermot Weld is expected back in the New York metropolitan area on Friday night, where he will saddle Pine Dance in the Pegasus Handicap at the Meadowlands. Pine Dance has wins in the American Derby at Arlington and the Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park in his saddlebag this year. An impressive performance in the Pegasus could land him in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs a week later. Michael McCarthy is expected to ride Pine Dance on Friday.

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