HORSE RACING | Remembering Charismatic

02/20/2017 08:30 PM

The horse racing world suffered a big loss on Sunday with the passing of Charismatic.

The 20-year-old stallion won both the 1999 Kentucky Derby and the 1999 Preakness Stakes.

In fact, Charismatic was named 1999 U.S. Horse of the Year.

The horse passed away at the Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky.

Sports Night caught up with Old Friends’ chairperson Cindy Grisolia on Monday afternoon. Grisolia reflected on the career arc of the race horse:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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