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Equine Obituary - Allege



The multi-titled world’s champion Allege, died Monday, May 16 at his longtime home, Happy Valley Farm, Rossville, Ga. Colic was the cause of death for the 22-year-old son of Fine Harness World’s Grand Champion CH Foxfire’s Prophet and the former top walk-trot mare Sensational Sue (BHF). Sensational Sue was a daughter of Longview’s Supreme and Fredmar’s Sweet Sue and was also the dam of the top gaited horse, Discover.

Earning ribbons at Louisville in hand, both as a weanling and yearling, Allege began a great performance career as a two-year-old under the guidance of then Happy Valley trainer Bobby Gatlin. They won the Two-Year-Old Fine Harness Sweepstakes at Lexington Junior League and then finished third in the ASHA Futurity of Kentucky Two-Year-Old Fine Harness at Louisville before finishing the season in the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Fall Classic.

Gatlin and Allege were undefeated in his three-year-old season winning at Asheville and Lexington before taking the ASHA National Three-Year-Old Fine Harness Futurity World’s Championship and the next week the ASHA Three-Year-Old Fine Harness Sweepstakes at the All-American Classic.

With Greg O’Kelley, Allege was the Junior Fine Harness Reserve World’s Champion Of Champions and Reserve World’s Champion Junior Fine Harness Stallion/Gelding. Owner Bit Hutcheson enjoyed many winning drives, including Lexington Junior League, and at the end of Allege’s career trainer Eddie B. Womble added a Three-Gaited Park Stallion/Gelding Reserve World’s Champion title to his storied resume.

"He enjoyed a long retirement at Happy Valley Farm where he will be sorely missed," said Bit Hutcheson.

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