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Champion Sprinter Work All Week Dies At Old Friends

Work All Week

Work All Week, champion sprinter of 2014 and winner of that year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) died Nov. 13 at the age of 14 at Old Friends retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.

According to Old Friends equine veterinarian Dr. Bryan Waldridge, the Illinois-bred City Zip gelding out of Danzig Matilda, by Repriced, suffered a paddock accident that proved fatal. A full necropsy is pending.

Work All Week arrived at Old Friends on Aug. 21, 2020 courtesy of his owners-breeders, Richard and Karen Papiese's Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc.

A seven-time stakes winner, trained by Roger Brueggemann, Work All Week was retired from racing in 2015 at the age of six due to a stress fracture in his right knee and with a 13-4-1 record from 19 careeer starts and earnings of $1,511,071. In addition to his Eclipse Award as champion sprinter, Work All Week was a two-time Illinois horse of the year.

After his retirement from racing, Work All Week became a stable pony until the Papiese's decided to send him to Old Friends.

“Even though I bet on second-place finisher Secret Circle in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Sprint, I fell in love with Work All Week and his owners, Richard and Karen Papiese, who supported him and his pal, The Pizza Man, ever since they arrived at Old Friends,” said Michael Blowen, President and founder of old Friends said.

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