Myer Classic winner Red Tracer (r) is one of four Group 1 winners left by the late stallion Dane Shadow.
Group One producing stallion Dane Shadow has died at Kitchwin Hills Stud aged 18 after long-term health problems.
The stud’s foundation stallion, Dane Shadow produced four Group One winners – Red Tracer, Hurtle Myrtle, Shellscrape and Shadows in the Sun.
“It’s been a pretty sad day for all at Kitchwin Hills,” stud manager Mick Malone said.
“He was the first horse we ever stood and was phenomenal for us.
“He made such an electric start at stud people from right across the country were sending him their best mares.
“He’s been around for so long it will be strange to drive down to the office and he won’t be standing in his run as I go past.”
Both Red Tracer (2013) and Hurtle Myrtle (2011) won the Myer Classic at Flemington.