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Equine Obituary - Night Of Roses


Night Of Roses was a show ring champion

in the three-gaited division before retiring to stud.
(Painting by Walter Brown)


It was recently reported that Clark and Karen Vesty’s successful sire, world’s champion Night Of Roses died at the age of 28. Bred by David and Joni Nelson’s Double Dove Farm, Night Of Roses was sired by Cary’s Night Of Love and out of the CH Status Symbol daughter, Symbol Song who also produced CH Love Them Roses and Rifles And Roses.


Brought out by John Biggins, Night Of Roses had a strong three-year-old season taking a reserve world’s championship in the ASHA National Three-Year-Old Three-Gaited Futurity and finishing the season as the UPHA Three-Year-Old Three-Gaited Classic Grand Champion, a rarity for a stallion. The next year Biggins and Night Of Roses won the World’s Champion Junior Three-Gaited Over 15.2 title and the Junior Three-Gaited Reserve World’s Championship. Eventual owner Chris Marcos shared Night Of Roses with Biggins over the next few seasons before the horse was retired to stud.


As a sire, Night Of Roses produced stars such as The Red Rose, CH Royal Crest Sandstone, Sultan’s Night Of Roses, The Visionary and Waffles And Roses M.H.S. He was also a many-times number one sire of National Show Horses.

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