2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Effinex passed away suddenly from a ruptured pulmonary artery. The stallion had just entered stud. Reports are some 100 mares were bred to Effinex so hopefully we will see some of his foals in the next few years. RIP Effinex. May your pastures be forever green.
Classic contender, Effinex has been retired to stand at Questroyal Stud North in NY. He ran in 17 graded stakes races through his career and placed in 9 of them. Effinex famously ran second to American Pharoah in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Happy retirement, big guy!
Effinex will go up against the likes of California Chrome, Frosted and Hoppertunity in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Does he have what it takes? No matter what, he sure looks good!