Saffir (Unbridled – Storm Alert),owned by Brushwood Stable and Spring Farm, was found dead July 28th in his pasture, dead from an apparent heart attack. There had been no signs of any problems, having eaten his breakfast, he was keen to be led out of his stall to run in his usual paddock. There were no signs of a struggle or any pain prior to his death.
Saffir, with limited opportunity, had proven to be one of the most successful sires in Ontario, having produced one of the highest Average Earning Index. From small crops, he produced such Stakes Horses as Langstaff, Courtville, Saffraction and the popular Haverhill,, though not a Stakes Winner, was a top class Race Horse, to name only a few.
“We have no doubt that his future offspring yet to be born and those that will reach the track in 2015 and 2016 will continue his legacy. We will miss him,” said John P. Brown D.V.M.