Westbury Stud has announced that popular stallion Postponed succumbed to a health issue on Friday and was humanely euthanized.
The 21-year-old son of Summer Squall, fondly known as "Postie", began his stud career at David and Masey Benjamin's Fayette Park Stud and was transferred to Stoneybridge Farm when Fayette Park closed before arriving at Westbury in 2009.
Postponed, who often flew under the radar in official sire's rankings, was a member of a select group of stallions who have produced four or more Group One winners in their careers, with two of these in recent years through 2016 Zabeel Classic (2000m) winner Consensus and the 2017 Livamol Classic (2040m) winner, Wait A Sec.
A Group Two winner in the USA, Postponed has produced 251 winners and 14 individual stakes winners of more than $18,600,000 in prizemoney.
Among Postponed's leading performers were Dorabella, Pasta Post, Consensus, Wait A Sec, Postman's Daughter, and Mr O'Ceirin. - NZ Racing Desk