Wando, 2003 Canadian Horse of the Year, Dies


Canadian Horse of the Year Wando died Jan. 22 at Schonberg Farm in Ontario at age 14. The farm said the suspected cause of death was a heart attack.

A son of Langfuhr   bred and raced by Schonberg Farm owner Gustav Schickedanz, Wando was Canada's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male after winning the 2003 Canadian Triple Crown. He retired with 11 wins, including eight stakes, from 23 starts and earnings of $2,563,038.

The horse entered stud at Lane's End Farm in 2006 before being relocated to Schonberg for the 2011 breeding season.

With progeny earnings in excess of $5.2 million, Wando has been represented by two stakes winners, including grade I winner Turallure. He was bred in Ontario from the Woodman mare Kathie's Colleen.