Multiple G1 winner Warm White Night, one of the very best sons of multiple champion sire Western Winter, has died.
Yellow Star Stud, home to the stallion, reported on Wednesday that Warm White Night lost his fight with laminitis and passed away Wednesday morning.
Trained by Charles Laird, Warm White Night won seven of 19 outings and earned more than R1.9 million in stakes.
He won his first three starts at two, culminating in a one and a quarter length win, over subsequent high class Hong Kong galloper Cerise Cherry, in the G1 Gold Reef Resorts Medallion of 2008. Warm White Night went on to win four more races, with his biggest career victory coming in the 2010 G1 Cape Flying Championship where he accounted for graded stakes winners Blue Tiger and Thunder Key to score a neck victory.
Warm White Night, who began his stud career at Klawervlei, sired 50 individual winners, notably G2 Selangor Cup winner Hard Day’s Night, G3 Final Fling Stakes winner Harlem Shake, and the useful runners Buffalo Soldier and Kemal Kavur.
Out of the Foveros sired Jubilee Handicap winner Thousand Nights, Warm White Night was a half-brother to seven winners notably Equus Champion Stayer Highland Night, G2 Gold Circle Derby winner Prince Asad, and G1 SA Fillies Sprint second Vogue. The latter is dam of short-lived G2 Peninsula Handicap winner Fort Vogue as well as current high class performer Prince Of Kahal –who ran second in Saturday’s G2 Senor Santa Stakes at Turffontein.