The multi-titled Black Vengeance passed away after a battle with colic on the 18th of June. Throughout his career he was owned and deeply loved by Countess Mariella Fugger of Munich, Germany. At the time of his death he was trained by Knox Blackburn and stood at stud at the legendary Harlinsdale Farm.

During his lifetime Black Vengeance caught the eyes of spectators, trainers, and breeders with his talent and beauty. The black stallion achieved success in amateur and open ranks throughout the country. Black Vengeance earned blue ribbons at major horse shows like Pulaski and Woodbury as well as the International.

Vengeance was also familiar with the winner’s circle at the Celebration. In 1996, Black Vengeance and owner, Mariella Fugger made the coveted spotlight ride after winning the Owner/Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallions World Grand Championship. The talented pair went on to earn the Owner/Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallion Reserve World Grand Championship and the title of Supreme Champion from TWHBEA.

In 1998, Black Vengeance made the switch to Open Stake competition and earned great success early on. During his first year of open competition, Vengeance won several shows like the Money Tree Classic, Twin Cities Classic, and the King Cotton Charity.

The following year, Vengeance made his open debut at the Celebration. Although he earned fifth in the World Grand Championship, Vengeance obtained something even more valuable than a blue ribbon, the addoration of the fans.

When Black Vengeance returned in 2000, he captured one of the greatest milestones in his career, World Champion Aged Stallion.

Supporters can take comfort in the fact that even though his time in the show ring is over, his breeding career has produced many fine offspring that will no doubt carry on the traits that made Vengeance a legend.