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Equine Obituary - Gen's Royal Flush



Last Thursday, the walking horse world lost one of its finest. Gen's Royal Flush was humanely euthanized due to complications from colic surgery. Flush was by WGC Pride's Generator and out of the great mare Delight's Lucky Charm making him a full brother to WGC Gen's Major General.

Flush was raised by John Harmon and purchased as a yearling by Wymon Brown of Northport, AL. As a two year old, he was placed in training with Russ Thompson stables and immediatly found show ring success placing in the two year old class at the 1998 Celebration and being crowned three year old champion at the 1999 California Celebration.

Following an injury his three year old season, he was brought back east to begin his breeding carreer. After considering Flush's great pedigree, talent ,and conformation legendary prolific breeders Thompson-McDonald Farm of Raleigh, Mississippi chose to stand Flush for his first season.

After a successful breeding season in south Mississippi, Flush was purchased by John Fikes and Tony Reed and moved to the Shamrock Farms of Shelbyville, TN where, under the direction of Karl Thompson and Jeff Green, he sired multiple blue ribbon winning colts. Colts like Gen's High Mark, A Poker Face, Casino Royale, Extra Flush, John Mark's Royal Flush, and I'm Royal Flash all followed in Flush's foot-steps to show ring success.

This past fall, Flush was relocated to the Cedar Tree Farms of Hamilton, Alabama to campaign for the Amateur Owned and Trained World Championship. After a 7 year absence from the show ring, Flush was victorious in his return claiming the blue in the Amateur Specialty class at the Lamar County Horse Show.

Flush passed away peacefully Thursday night surrounded by his family and freinds. Flush will be greatly missed by all that had the opportunity to be around this gentle giant. He will always hold a special place in my heart.

Hunter Fikes

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