Wishing Stone, who was the richest offspring of Conway Hall with $2,359,150 and fastest with a mark of 1:51.2f, died suddenly Monday morning (June 27) in his paddock at the Toniatti Stud farm in Italy.
Wishing Stone, born in 2007, was a top trotter on both sides of the ocean. In the United States he won the Kentucky Futurity and was stakes placed in eliminations or finals of the Hambletonian and Peter Haughton Memorial, before he headed to Europe.
In Europe he won the Copenhagen Cup and The Kings Trophy and was placed in several big stakes races.
Wishing Stone returned to the United States, where he raced and won the Maxie Lee Memorial and Cutler Memorial elimination.
Wishing Stone went to stud in 2014 and he has 153 registered foals in the United Stakes. The richest is Lane Of Stone with earnings of $601,282.
In 2019, Wishing Stone was exported to Italy, where his biggest crop of 58 are 2-year-olds this year; eight of them have qualified, but races for 2-year-old trotters in Italy have not begun this year.
In Europe, Wishing Stone has had a lot of success as a stallion, especially in his first crop, where his two sons, Dumbo and Donatello Garbo, were one and two in the trotting derby.