Laminitis takes life of Rockport Harbor

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Updated: August 3, 2013

Kennett Square, PA (Sports Network) – Top sire Rockport Harbor was euthanized
Friday from the effects of laminitis at New Bolton Equine Hospital.

“It’s with great sadness that I report that Rockport Harbor has been
euthanized due to laminitis,” former owner Rick Porter said in a statement.
“Rocky holds a very special place in my heart. He was the first really good
colt that I had in my stable. After going three for three as a two-year-old,
topping it off with a dominant and electrifying win in the Remsen, he’s the
first colt to give me “Derby dreams.”

Trained by John Servis for Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Rockport Harbor won five
of eight career starts for $324,800. As a 2-year-old, he won the Nashua and
Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct.

Rockport Harbor only raced twice as a 3-year-old, coming in second in the
Rebel Stakes at Fair Grounds and sixth in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.
In 2006, the colt had two starts at Oaklawn Park, winning the Essex Handicap
and finishing fifth in the Razorback Handicap.

The 11-year-old stallion stood stud at Pin Oak Lane Stud in New Freedom, Pa.
He began his stud career at Barley’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky.