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‘A Lasting Impact’: Canadian Hall Of Famer Langfuhr Dies At Age 31

October 20, 2023

Langfuhr, a brilliant son of Danzig and a top sprinter of the 1990s, has died at the age of 31 at Lane’s End Farm.

A prolific sire of 75 stakes winners, five champions and progeny earnings of over $119 million, Langfuhr was a member of the Lane’s End Farm stallion roster from 2004 to 2018 when he was retired from stud duty at age 26.

Bred and raced by the late legendary Thoroughbred breeder and owner Gustav Schickedanz, Canadian-bred Langfuhr was named champion sprinter of 1996 in Canada and was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2004. Trained by Mike Keogh, Langfuhr won major graded stakes including the 1996 Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes and G2 Forego Handicap and the 1997 G1 Carter Handicap and G1 Metropolitan Handicap. His career earnings were $698,574.

With strong support from his breeder/owner, the stallion sired multiple Canadian champions and stellar runners.  Wando, chief among them, won the 2003 Canadian Triple Crown, was named Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt in Canada and earned in excess of $2.5 million.

His stablemate, Mobil, emerged as a top racehorse the following year and was named champion older horse in Canada at four. Both Wando and Mobil were conditioned for Schickedanz by Langfuhr’s trainer, Mike Keogh. Additional top-level racehorses sired by Langfuhr include Jambalaya, multiple Grade 1 winner and hero of the G1 Arlington Million, champion Lawyer Ron, and millionaires Interpatation and Euroears.

“It was a privilege to stand Langfuhr at Lane’s End and to have him spend his retirement at the farm,” said Lane’s End Farm’s Bill Farish. “We are grateful for the many years we had with him. Langfuhr’s intelligence and kind temperament will have a lasting impact on all who had the opportunity to work with him.”

Langfuhr will be buried in the stallion cemetery at the farm.

Courtesy of Lane’s End

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