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A JFK’s Monopoly-Obituary





On Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 2xWGC & 3xWC A JFK’s Monopoly passed away due to an unexpected rupture in his stomach. Sired by JFK and out of Haze Black Angel, Monopoly was foaled on October 5, 2000, to Jimmy Shew of Taylorsville, N.C. He began his training career under the Joe Fleming Stables banner in 2003. The talented young stallion quickly captured the eye of long time horse enthusiast William B. Johnson where he was purchased and moved to Mickey McCormick Stables. In 2004 he captured the Owner-Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallions World Championship and the World Grand Championship.  He returned the following year to claim top honors again this time in the Owner-Amateur Four-Year-Old World Championship and World Grand Championship. Finally in 2006 Monopoly and Johnson made their last World Championship ride together collecting the Owner-Amateur Elite Gentlemen’s World Championship title.

In 2007 the decision was made to semi-retire Monopoly to the elaborate breeding facility at Waterfall Farms. During his breeding career he was very successful in producing many top name offspring. For years Diana Bowers had adored the beautiful sorrel stallion that she so carefully watched for years under the direction of McCormick. Never dreaming that one day she might have the opportunity to own him. In 2010 her dream came true as her mother and father purchased him as a Birthday gift for her. After returning to the ring this past year, Bowers decided to bring Monopoly to Keith Ailshie in Greeneville, Tenn., where she could be closer to him and continue his breeding career. The thirteen-year-old stallion was owned and loved by Keith, Linda and Diana Bowers of Elizabethton, Tenn., and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

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