HOF broodmare Country Kay Sue dead at 32
Hall of Fame broodmare Country Kay Sue, the dam of 1995
Horse of the Year CRKay Suzie,died Monday (Jan.15) in
Ocala,FL,owner Rod Allen reported.She was 32.
Country Kay Sue was limited to nine lifetime races because
of injuries,but made her name as a broodmare. In addition to
being the dam of CRKay Suzie,she produced C.R. Renegade,
who counted the 1999 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male
trotters among his stakes wins.Both were homebreds by
Royal Troubador, the Allen familys Dan Patch Award-winning
colt and later stallion.
Last August,on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands,
Country Kay Sue was found in the maternal line of four
horses competing on the card Allen’s filly Dream Baby
Dream in the Hambletonian Oaks and Dover Dan in the
Hambletonian plus Cufflink Hanover and Italian-born
Tuonoblu Rex in the Open.
If there can be such a thing as good timing in a situation
like this, she might have had it, Allen said.
She had more of her offspring racing at the Grand Circuit level last year,so it
was kind of fitting.
We stuck it out with that family for a long time. I was
criticized at times for it,with people saying it wasmore for
sentimental reasons,but it really worked out.
Country Kay Sue,a daughter of Speedy Somolli out of Pams
Key,was purchased for $25,000 under the name Molli Pam
by Allen and his father,Carl.She was renamed after Rods
daughter,Kaylie Suzanne. She actually was the second horse
named in Kaylies honor; the first, Country Kaylie,was sold.
She was upset because we sold her horse, Allen said. My
dad said we were going to buy another horse and we would
never sell her.And she never left the farm.
Country Kay Sue was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall
of Fame in 2001.
To read more about Country Kay Sue and C.R.Kay Suzie
from the book Standardbred Old Friends, click here.
KenWeingartner / USTAmedia relationsmanager