Peeping Succumbs Rapidly to Colic Whilst Spelling
Animal lovers of all stripes cannot help but be saddened at the news of the death of Peeping. Thoroughbred fans will perhaps feel it even more acutely, since it was not the high-risk aspects of racing that was behind her demise. It was a severe bout of colic so bad that not even prompt veterinary attention was sufficient to save the four-year-old mare.
Peeping won the Group 1 Coolmore Classic 12 March at Rosehill and was spelling near her foaling ground in New South Wales. Her best previous win was in September of 2015 when she won the Group 2 Golden Pendant at Rosehill having jumped at $16, beating favourites Catkins, Slightly Sweet and Berry Delicious.
She was trained by Randwick based trainer Ron Quinton and ridden by Sam Clipperton in all 14 of her starts, where she produced six wins and 5 placings on the way to earning nearly $1 million.
Peeping was of predominantly Australian lines, with the U.S. appearing with the sire of her sire, Danehill, leading to her sire Redoute’s Choice. Peeping’s dam was Miss Marielle, an Australian Blacktype producer.