I am sad to hear, that Dehere, 1993 U.S. 2-Year-Old Colt, has died from a heard attack in Turkey at the age of 23. He stood stud in America, Australia, and Turkey, and has sired winners such as Take Charge Lady (dam of Take Charge Indy, and Will Take Charge), 2000 Arkansas Derby and Jim Dandy Stakes winner Graeme Hall, and Australian champion Belle du Jour. Read more here.
Rest In Peace, Dehere. :-( 13 April 1991 - 16 May 2014
One of only four horses ever to win all three Saratoga races for juveniles: the Saratoga Special, Sanford Stakes, and Hopeful Stakes. He also won the gr. 1 Champagne Stakes and finished second behind Holy Bull in the Belmont Futurity
Dehere won the 1994 Fountain of Youth Stakes before being retired due to a fractured cannon bone. As a stallion, he shuttles between Ashford stud in Kentucky and Coolmore Australia
He has sired three Australian millionaires: Belle Du Jour, Defier, and Natural Blitz
In America, he has sired 1999 Arkansas Derby winner Graeme Hall, and Spinster Stakes winner Take Charge Lady
The brilliant Deputy Minister son Dehere. Dehere was born in 1991, the first foal out of his stakes-placed dam Sister Dot, a daughter of Secretariat. He won his debut in a maiden special weight at Monmouth Park by 4 lengths, and was deemed talented enough to race in graded stakes company. His second start came in the grade II Saratoga Special, in which he put up one of the most memorable performances by a 2 y/o ever, exploding in the stretch to win by a neck over Slew Gin Fizz .
Dehere became the first horse in 77 years to win the Saratoga Special, Sanford Stakes and Hopeful Stakes (the same feat was later achieved by City Zip seven years later). His first loss came in the Futurity Stakes, when he was beaten by future champion 3 y/o & HOY Holy Bull by a ½ length. He rebounded to win the grade II Champagne Stakes by 4 lengths, and came into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile as the favorite, where he finished a disappointing eighth. The poor performance did not cost him the year end championship he rightfully earned, and he was named the 1993 Champion Two Year Old Colt.
Dehere began his 3 y/o season with a loss, finishing 2nd by three quarters of a length in a Gulfstream Park allowance race to Ride The Rails, who later placed 2nd in the Florida Derby behind Holy Bull. In his next start, Dehere won what would become his last race, beating future Kentucky Derby winner Go For Gin in the grade II Fountain of Youth. His career ended when he suffered a cannon bone fracture in his right hind while training. He retired with over $700k in earnings and 6 wins, 2 places and only one out of the money finish in 9 starts.
Dehere enjoyed success as a sire, producing several graded stakes winners, including Belle Du Jour, winner of the 2000 Golden Slipper Stakes, Australia’s most important race for juveniles. His most prominent offspring is likely the excellent racemare and Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady, a multiple graded stakes winner and earner of over $2.4 million who produced champion 3 y/o Will Take Charge and Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy.
Born in 1997, by Dehere, out of Imaglee. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas and owned by Padua Stable. In the 2000 Affirmed Handicap he finised third to Tiznow and Dixie Union, he finished third in the 2000 King’s Bishop Stakes as well, behind More Than Ready and Valiant Halory. He retired with 3 wins, 1 second, and 5 third places, from 16 starts, and earning of $260,090.