Archipenko dies at 13

KIRSTEN Rausing’s Lanwades Stud announced on Friday that its Group 1 winner Archipenko, who was trained in most of his career by Mike de Kock, has died due to a rare, rapidly spreading, and aggressive form of lymphoma.

“This is a fatal but non-infectious condition that is, sadly, untreatable,” the farm reported. “Until shortly before his death Archipenko had been in good health and, in fact, successfully covered mares to Southern Hemisphere time at Lanwades.”

Archipenko (Kevin Shea).

Archipenko (Kevin Shea).

Affectionately referred to as “Archie”, the 13-year-old son of Kingmambo was a five-time group stakes winner, whose victories included the 2008 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth Cup II (G1) at Sha Tin.

He won in group company on three continents, with his other top wins coming in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes (G2) at Leopardstown, the Commercial Bank of Dubai Al Fahidi Fort (G2) and Zabeel Mile sponsored by Meydan Racecourse (G3) in Dubai, and the Plymouth Gin Summer Mile Stakes (G2) at Ascot. He retired with $2,401,963 in earnings.

“I loved him. He was a favourite in the stable,” said Mike de Kock.