Irish Sweepstakes, a Four-Year-Old mare, was killed in an accident on Thursday, August 18, 2005. The horse was trained by Riverbend Stables located in Madison, Tenn. In July this mare won the Pro AM class with Mike Daniels and Dr. Ralph Simonton at the Jackson County Horse Show. She was due to be shown Sunday, August 28, at the Celebration in the Four-Year-Old Amateur Mare class. Irish Sweepstakes was owned and loved by Holly Thrasher of Bethpage, Tenn.