Show ring champion, Fantastic Gold passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the age of 24 from natural causes at Cedar Tree Farms in Hamilton, Ala., where he stood as a breeding stallion for the past several years.

During the 1990s, Fantastic Gold claimed top honors at many of our industries most prestigious showcases including the Mississippi Charity Horse Show, the National Trainers' Show, Southern Champions, Dixie Jubillee, Pin Oak, Germantown Charity Horse Show, and the Columbia Spring Jubillee.

After retiring from the show ring, Gold also found success as a breeding sire producing numerous top show horses including World Champion's The Ivy League and She's Calamity Jane.