Commander In Chief dies in Japan

Filed on 15 Jun 2007 @ 08:26

1993 Derby winner fractures leg

Commander In Chief (Dancing Brave - Slightly Dangerous, by Roberto) has been put down at the Yushun Stallion Station in Japan after fracturing his leg in a paddock accident.

Bred and owned by Khalid Abdulla, Commander In Chief was trained by Henry Cecil to win the 1993 Derby (a race that has echoes of this year's Oaks, as the trainer had two runners, Commander In Chief, like Light Shift, being the perceived second string behind red-hot favourite Tenby, who finished tenth). Commander In Chief went on to add the Irish Derby and in all won five of his six starts, defeat only coming when third to Opera House in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

Commander In Chief sired 227 winners from 665 starters, including 15 stakes winners who include Japanese champion two-year-old filly Ein Bride.

Commander In Chief is from an illustrious family, being a half brother to Warning, Deploy, Dushyantor and Yashmak.

Filed on 15 Jun 2007 @ 08:26