Sadness at Graceland Stable as Sun’s Reflection Passes Away
August 14, 2009 - 12:10:42 PM
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is sad to share news of the loss of a very well loved member of the Graceland family. After a full life of roaming the pastures of Graceland for 21 years, Sun's Reflection, a Palomino American Quarter Horse, died of respiratory distress on August 14th, 2009. Every effort to save the life of Sun's Reflection was made by an expert team of veterinarians from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, but Sun was unable to overcome his respiratory problems associated with age.
Sun came to Graceland in June of 1988 following the loss of Elvis' horse, Rising Sun. Sun’s Reflection and Rising Sun came from the same blood line and both were purchased from the same farm.
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
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