Press release, 9 August 2012
Sheikh Mohammed's first Prix de l‘Arc de Triomphe winner, Carnegie, who won the race as a three-year-old in 1994, has been euthanased due to the infirmities of old age.
Carnegie initially stood at stud for Darley in Japan and shuttled to New Zealand, where his first crop included Victoria Derby winner Amalfi and the Rosehill Guineas hero Carnegie Express. He spent his last seven years at stud at Darley's Kelvinside stud in the Hunter Valley and was pensioned from stud duty at the end of 2008.
Carnegie was a fabulously well-bred horse, being by the 14-time Champion sire Sadler's Wells out of the 1980 Prix de l‘Arc de Triomphe heroine Detroit. After Montjeu, he was the highest-rated three-year-old by Sadler's Wells in the 1990s, winning seven of his 13 starts. Unraced at two, he took the G2 Prix Eugene Adam and the G2 Prix Niel on his way to his Arc victory over Hernando and White Muzzle. At four, victory in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud preceded an epic duel with Balanchine in the G3 Prix Foy.
At stud he also produced the top racemare Tuesday Joy who won four G1 races, plus multiple G1 winners Perlin and Vision And Power. Henry Plumptre, Darley’s managing director in Australia said, 'Carnegie was a magnificent racehorse who won the most cherished prize in European racing and he went on to have a distinguished career at stud. Everyone at Darley will remember him fondly as he had a wonderful temperament and was such a pleasant horse to be around.’