After sweeping last year's $50,000 Bridger Trotting Series, Talespinner passed on Monday according to trainer Ben Baillargeon
Baillargeon said the son of Andover Hall-Fairy Tail began to show symptoms of colitis on Saturday morning.
"It all started on Saturday," Baillargeon commented. "He had bad diarrhea and a mild fever so we had Dr. John Hennessey come to the farm and have a look at him. We ran a bunch of jugs through him and that seemed to help but this morning it got worse. We took him to the University of Guelph and he passed around noon today."
Last season, Talespinner was a highly regarded two-year-old, before making costly breaks in both the eliminations of the William Wellwood Memorial Trot and Breeders Crown.
Heading into this season, Talespinner made three failed qualifying attempts before charting a clean line this past Thursday at Mohawk.
Richard Berthiaume of Pointe-Aux-Trembles, Quebec owns the three-time winner who earned $43,000 last season.