Trisk Dies

Grade 1 winning stallion dies of laminitis.

February 20, 2012



AVS Equine Hospital of Tallahassee, Florida, and Lucas Racing Inc. of New Market, Maryland, are saddened to announce that Grade 1 winner Trisk had to be euthanized recently due to complications from laminitis.

Trisk, an accredited Florida stallion, was scheduled to stand the 2012 breeding season at AVS Equine Hospital after his quarantine in Miami from standing at stud in Brazil. He already had a good book of quality mares waiting on him. Trisk showed sign of laminitis shortly after he arrived at the Miami quarantine station. He was treated immediately. Early on it appeared that the condition might stabilize and he would be able to take care of his stud duties for 2012. However as horses with laminitis often do, he had another episode and the condition became unsalvageable.

"It was a great loss to Lucas Racing, who raised and raced Trisk and his champion brothers Wave Carver and Ocean Runaway. It was also a loss to AVS Equine Hospital as we had looked forward to having Trisk in our stallion lineup for a number of years. We take pride in standing stallions with excellent conformation and great families and he sure fit the bill. It takes a lot of looking to find a good stallion prospect that exhibits all of his qualities," AVS said in a press release. "Trisk had booked a good group of mares, because he was an outstanding individual and an extremely well-bred individual in his own right. His foals conceived in 2012 would have been eligible for the 2015 $200,000 Guaranteed Florida bred Futurity and accredited Florida bred owners and breeders awards.

"While this is a sad day for everyone involved, at the end of the day we want the breeders that had decided to breed to Trisk to be happy. AVS Equine Hospital also stands Grade 1 winner Streakin Six Cartel, Grade 1 winner and world champion sire Bono Jazz and AAA AQHA Supreme Champion Mr Joe Im Kool.

"The 2013 foals by these stallions will also be eligible for the 2015 $200,000 Guaranteed Florida Bred Futurity and their foals will be eligible for owners and breeders awards since they are all accredited Florida stallions. All three of these stallions are very impressive to see in person and all three have excellent conformation. We have already talked to most of the breeders that were breeding to Trisk and they have chosen the stallion here that they wish to sire their 2015 Florida Bred Futurity contender.

"Dan and Michelle Lucas of Lucas Racing and everyone at AVS Equine Hospital appreciate the heartfelt sympathy and understanding the mares owners have shown for the loss of this great stallion. We also appreciate the sympathy from everyone who has called. Losing a great horse is always tough. Trisk was set up well as he was coming to the Florida racing and breeding scene just as it is about to step up to the next level."