The Lieutenant Among Four Stallions Killed During Farm Invasion In Peru

The Lieutenant, a Grade 3-winning half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify, was among four stallions reported to be dead Sunday morning after a farm intrusion at Haras Barlovento in Peru, Thoroughbred Daily News reports.

Other stallions killed in the attack were Grade 3 winner Cyrus Alexander, top Peruvian runner Kung Fu Mambo, and established sire Timely Advice. The farm first announced the news on its Instagram account.

“With a lot of pain, we share the sad news of the murder of the four stallions of Barlovento recently at our farm in Cañete,” the post read after translation. “They reduced the watchman and went straight to kill Cyrus Alexander, The Lieutenant, Timely Advice and Kung Fu Mambo. They had one intention and they have succeeded.”

The Lieutenant was finishing up his first Southern Hemisphere breeding season in Peru after debuting at stud earlier this year at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, N.Y. TDN reports that Becky Thomas, owner of the Sequel operation, was informed of the attack on Sunday morning, and confirmed that the invaders shot the night watchman before attacking the horses.

The Lieutenant, a 6-year-old son of Street Sense, won four of 15 starts for earnings of $345,882. Out of the Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic, The Lieutenant did his best running around the same time that his younger brother Justify was dominating the Triple Crown trail, helping Stage Magic secure Broodmare of the Year honors for 2018. The Lieutenant won the Grade 3 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields in the spring of 2018, and followed that effort with a runner-up effort in the G2 Suburban Stakes at Belmont Park. He raced for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.

Cyrus Alexander, a 7-year-old Medaglia d’Oro horse, was a half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, out of the A.P. Indy mare Supercharger. He sold to Stonestreet Farm and Spendthrift Farm for $1.7 million at the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and his racing career was highlighted by a win in the G3 Lone Star Park Handicap. He retired to Haras Barlovento in 2017.

Kung Fu Mambo was one of the best runners of his generation in Peru, taking the G1 Peruvian Derby and finishing second in the G1 Peruvian 2000 Guineas in 2012. The Argentine-bred 10-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway made one U.S. start in 2015 for owner Dona Licha and trainer Peter Miller, winning a one-mile optional claimer on the main track by 4 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita Park.

Timely Advice, a 14-year-old son of A.P. Indy, won three of 11 starts in his on-track career, with in-the-money efforts in the G3 Vigil Stakes at Woodbine and the listed Mr. Prospector Stakes at Monmouth Park. He retired to stud in 2013.

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