This makes me incredibly sad. I had hoped that after he had finished up his under saddle career, he would get the chance to really be promoted and used as a breeding stallion.
I first saw him on a raw, icy January day in 2002, while he was in quarantine here in Virginia. It was love at first sight. He sired three wonderful horses for me. I was so lucky to be able to use him.
"No matter how cynical I get its just not enough to keep up." Lily Tomlin
What a shame to lose this lovely boy so early. I saw Fred Astair several times under saddle with Tom Noone. He was a gorgeous, talented and kind stallion. My most sincere condolences to all who knew and loved him.