Juddmonte Farms


Grade 1 millionaire CHESTER HOUSE by Mr. Prospector out of Broodmare of the Year Toussaud, half-brother to three-time Grade 1 Classic Winner EMPIRE MAKER, was euthanized at Juddmonte Farms on Saturday.

CHESTER HOUSE began to show signs of anemia in May and subsequently developed pneumonia. A diagnostic bone marrow biopsy was performed which revealed a form of cancer that was termed 'Myelodysplastic Syndrome'.

A treatment of chemotheraphy was initiated, but CHESTER HOUSE's condition deteriorated rapidly in the third week of June and in the end he lost the use of 80% of his lungs. Due to the extreme stress on the horse at this stage and in the opinion of experts from Hagyard, Davidson McGee Vet Clinic in consultation with the University of California at Davis, Ohio State University and Cornell University that his condition was terminal, it was decided to put the horse to sleep.

CHESTER HOUSE had covered 123 mares in 2003 and 112 of these had been pronounced in foal. His weanlings were considered exceptional by experts at last years weanling sales where they average $115,000. He has six yearlings entered for the upcoming Saratoga Select Yearling Sales.

He will be sorely missed by the staff at Juddmonte.

Date: 01 July 2003