Triple Crown winner No Pan Intended has passed away after a freak accident at Oakwood Stud on Friday morning (April 29). He was 16.
Derek Delaney has said that the son of Pacific Fella had exercised earlier in the day as he always does. Then, when being led to the breeding shed, No Pan Intended reared up, flipped over backwards, landed on his head, and died immediately.
“It was the same routine we did with him all the time,” Delaney said. “He is always feeling good, full of himself, so we exercise him in the paddock or hook him up to a jog cart and go a few miles to take some sting out of him before going to the breeding shed. It was just a freak accident, nothing more. We sent his body to the equine hospital for an autopsy.”
No Pan Intended was bred by Winbak Farms of Maryland and purchased as a yearling by Robert Glazer of the Peter Pan Stables. No Pan Intended was trained by Ivan Sugg.
As a two-year-old No Pan Intended showed speed, ability, took a record of 1:55 and earned $115,883 in 13 starts. It was at age three that No Pan Intended crushed nearly every foe he faced.
In 2003, No Pan Intended became only the 10th horse in history to win the Pacing Triple Crown. As a three-year-old he won 17 of 21 starts and banked $1.46 million in purse earnings. His Triple Crown victories came in the Cane Pace, Little Brown Jug and Messenger Pace. That year he also won the Breeders Crown, James B Dancer Memorial, Tattersalls Pace and the Art Rooney Pace, ending the season with a lifetime mark of 1:50.3. He was driven exclusively during his three-year-old season by David Miller.
As a stallion, No Pan Intended has had 551 registered foals with a remarkable 424 of those foals racing and sporting combined earnings of more than $35,150,000.
He was voted the 2003 Harness Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers’ Association.
Sired by Pacific Fella and out of the Hall of Fame mare Classic Wish, No Pan Intended is a brother to two other world-champion, million-dollar-plus performers, Hall of Fame inductee Bettors Delight ($2.5m) and Roll With Joe ($1.8m).
“We are just sick over this,” Delany said. “He was set to be the best stallion in all of Ireland and the UK with a full book this season and then in June he was to fly to Australia and stand the season there.”
Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of No Pan Intended.