Oldest surviving Kentucky Derby winning horse dies at 31
(CNN) - The oldest living Kentucky Derby winner died Tuesday at age 31 due to heart failure.
Go for Gin won the famous race in 1994 at 3 years old. He went on to take second place in the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes before retiring from racing in 1995.
He spent years as a stud, then moved to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2011.
Go for Gin won nearly $1.4 million during his two-year racing career.
The average life span for most horses is 25 to 30 years.
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