Horse Racing

Former Derby champ Lil E.Tee euthanized

The Sports Network
3/23/2009 1:03:52 PM
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Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Lil E. Tee, winner of the 1992 Kentucky Derby, has been euthanized at Old Frankfort Stud. The stallion was put down on Wednesday, March 18 after surgery.

Lil E. Tee underwent an operation for an obstructed bowel, but was euthanized after his inability to recover.

Bred in Pennsylvania, Lil E. Tee won the 1992 Run for the Roses as a 17-1 longshot to give Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day his lone Kentucky Derby victory.

Leading to his Derby win, Lil E. Tee won the Jim Beam Stakes and was second to Pine Bluff in the Arkansas Derby. He was fifth to Pine Bluff in the Preakness Stakes and held out of the Belmont Stakes with a lung infection.

Owned by W. Cal Partee and trained by Lynn Whiting, Lil E. Tee won seven of 13 career starts for $1,437,506. He was retired following his four-year-old season and was serving as a stallion at Old Frankfort Stud.


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