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Equine Death - CH Sinatra

CH Sinatra died peacefully at Rancho Cuidar in
Los Olivos, Calif., on Oct. 30, 2006 at 27 years of age. He was lovingly trained and cared for the last 12 years of his life by Renee Hammond.

Sired by Greystone Gambler and out of the great My-All, CH Sinatra was bred by W.L. Sigmon and began his celebrated career with Glen Lanning and Johnny Lucas. Sinatra was sold to Honey Baked Ham and trained by Steve and Julia Joyce where he went on to numerous wins for Craig Kurz in the amateur five-gaited division.

Sinatra was then purchased for Belle Reve Farm by Donna Moore in 1986 and was shown by William Shatner for two years, earning two world's championship titles.  In 1988, Marcy Lafferty took over the reins for five successful seasons together. The duo won titles at Rock Creek and the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden with a career-best performance at the very first Hollywood Charity Horse Show.

Anyone who has ever owned or shown him kept him in their heart as an all time favorite, including Helen Crabtree who never missed a performance.  He was one of the great all time individual equines and knew it.  He was aptly named, drank a Pepsi or Bud Lite out of a paper cup every day, never liked rehearsals, made the best entrances in town and always did it his way. The heavens are happy now.

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