Multi-titled champion, Watch Me Closely was humanely put to rest Sunday, June 9, 2013 due to a sudden and severe case of colic. He was owned and loved by Beth Sanford of Milan, Tenn. , and was in training at Brad Beard Stables. Watch Me Closely has won blue ribbons all over West and Middle Tennessee. His most recent win was only last month at the Upper Cumberland Show in the Grand Championship Stake class where he carried Brad Beard to the title.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sanford family.