Three Chimneys announced Thursday that Rahy, one of the Midway farm's cornerstone stallions, has died at age 26.
Rahy was retired from stallion duty in 2009 because of declining fertility but remained at the farm's stallion division as a fan favorite.
Three Chimneys owners Robert and Blythe Clay said in their news release that Rahy died from the infirmities of old age.
"Rahy was a cornerstone in the development of Three Chimneys," Robert Clay said. "He was a little horse with a lot of heart. We owe him so much."
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Rahy, who was sired by Blushing Groom and out of the Halo mare Glorious Song, began his stud career at Three Chimneys in 1990 for a fee of $15,000. His fee rose as high as $100,000 during a career in which he emerged as a leading international sire and later as a highly sought-after broodmare sire.
Sold to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum for $2 million as a yearling, Rahy began his racing career in Europe before being brought back to the United States as a 4-year-old.
Upon his retirement from racing, Three Chimneys bought a 50 percent interest in Rahy and stood him in partnership with the Maktoum family for the duration of his stud career.
In a stallion career that spanned 19 years, Rahy sired 91 stakes winners, including 13 Grade/Group I winners and 14 millionaires. His progeny have accumulated nearly $97 million in earnings. His offspring's $109,470 average earnings per starter puts him in the top one-half of 1 percent of all sires.
Some of his most notable offspring include European champion and Breeders' Cup Turf winner Fantastic Light, Hall of Famer and 11-time Grade I winner Serena's Song, and champion Dreaming of Anna.
As a broodmare sire, Rahy sired the dams of more than 100 stakes winners, including the dams of Giant's Causeway, Rutherienne and Life At Ten.
Breeders' Cup announces post times, wagers
Breeders' Cup officials announced the post times and wagering schedule Thursday for the 28th annual Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in November.
The 10-race card on Friday, Nov. 4, will include six Breeders' Cup races: Juvenile Sprint, Juvenile Fillies Turf, Filly and Mare Sprint, Juvenile Fillies, Filly and Mare Turf, and Ladies' Classic.
First post Friday is 2 p.m., with Breeders' Cup racing starting at 4:10 p.m.
The 12 races on Saturday, Nov. 5 include the remaining nine Breeders' Cup races: Marathon, Juvenile Turf, Sprint, Turf Sprint, Juvenile, Mile, Dirt Mile, Turf and Classic.
First post Saturday is 12:05 p.m., with Breeders' Cup racing starting at 1:20 p.m.
Friday will feature an Ultra Pick Six on the Breeders' Cup races with a guaranteed gross pool of $750,000. Saturday's Ultra Pick Six will have a pool of $2 million.
New this year is a Breeders' Cup Pick 5 with a 50-cent minimum bet value. The wager will be offered on the first five races each day.
Pat Day, Avery Johnsonat Turfway on Saturday
Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day and New Jersey Nets Coach Avery Johnson will be among guests of WinStar Farm at Turfway Park on Saturday for the WinStar Kentucky Cup Day of Champions.
Day will be available for photos with fans from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the Turfway track apron at a display of trophies won by WinStar Farm horses.
Later in the afternoon, Day and Johnson will be among guests presenting trophies for the five Kentucky Cup Day of Champions stakes races. All five prepare horses for the Breeders' Cup.
First post Saturday is 1:10 p.m. The five Kentucky Cup races are scheduled as races six through 10 on the 12-race card.
Admission and parking are free.