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Equine Obituary – Coin’s Spun Gold



Equine Obituary – Coin’s Spun Gold

             Coin’s Spun Gold passed away at the University of Missouri-Columbia Veterinary hospital after a brief illness on 
December 8, 2006. He was owned by Kris and Kay York and family. The sudden, unexpected loss of Spun was a shock to a lot of people who cared for and loved him throughout his life.
             In the spring of 1985 Joe and Lorraine Ragan of RRR Farms, Vienna, Mo., and their breeding and farm manager Sonny Scrivner decided to take their world champion mare Pride’s Gypsy Woman out of the show ring and breed her to their world champion stallion Pride’s Gold Coin. Bloodlines are important and they knew if you breed the best to the best you couldn’t go wrong. On May 30, 1986, Coin’s Spun Gold entered the world. Spun was bred to be special 
and special he was. When he was 18-months-old, he began his career as a show horse under the direction of Curt Caldwell, trainer at RRR Farms. Caldwell will tell you he was great from day one. He had a special gift of natural talent and ability. It wasn’t long until Spun caught the eye of Jackie McConnell. The Floyd Sherman family and Bill 
Barnett, Jr. family purchased Spun and place him with Jackie McConnell in Collierville, TN. Jackie and Spun won the two-year-old stallion world championship later that year and over the next several years they had wins all over, including the Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Reserve World Grand Championship. Spun continued to show for 
a few years and was eventually reunited back in Missouri with Curt Caldwell.
             Caldwell directed Spun to many more wins throughout Missouri but he knew with Spun’s natural talent, personality and his top pedigree he would have to be a top breeding stallion. In the spring of 1996 Caldwell began
standing Coin’s Spun Gold at his training facility in Missouri. The following spring his first colts were born and it didn’t take long to see that he passed his natural  ability on to his offspring.
             Spun was bred to be a champion. As a young show horse, he was a champion and he ended his life a champion again as the 2006 Sire of the Year by Percentage Points. While Spun had many accolades throughout his life, his special personality will always be his greatest gift to all those that cared for and loved him. Spun was laid to rest on the York Farm in Crocker, Mo., and will be greatly missed.

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