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Trotting mare Lisa America dies at age 15

April 27, 2020

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The 15-year-old trotting mare Lisa America died Friday morning, April 24, while giving birth to a Ready Cash foal that also did not survive. The daughter of Varenne, who was bred in Italy and campaigned overseas for the late owner Lou Guida and trainer Jerry Riordan, won more than $1.9 million in her racing career with a mark of 1:52.4. At the time of her death, Lisa America was owned by SRF Stable.


Bred by Guida Italia Srl, Lisa America won 22 of 65 career starts. Her last race came in the 2012 Prix d’Amerique in France where she finished last. Riordan subsequently retired Lisa America, pointing toward returning issue with her fetlocks.


Among the many stakes events Lisa America won in her European career was the Prix de Milan and the Grand Prix d’Europa. In 2010 she won the European Grand Circuit series.

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