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Equine Obituary - I'm Sammy Day

I'm Sammy Day passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, due to complications from colic while in transport to the UT Vet Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

In his very first outing, I'm Sammy Day carried Zachary Swafford to a blue ribbon ride at the Al Miller Memorial Horse Show on May 14, 2011, in Cleveland, Tenn. Solely shown by Swafford in the 11 and Under division, I'm Sammy Day captured wins at both the Pikeville Spring and O.K. Hege Memorial Horse Shows earlier this season and a reserve at the Fentress County Fair in Jamestown, Tenn. just a few short weeks ago.

Only a three-year-old, the Swaffords purchased this talented Titleist offspring from Ricky Atnip, who had the colt in training with Tony Yokley, and took him home to train at their stables in Pikeville, Tenn.

Eric Swafford stated, "You just knew he was a unique horse. I've been around horses for 38 years and never have seen a horse like him; he just knew what he was born to do."

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