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US Sire Scarlet Ibis Dies Aged 23

Tuesday, 14th April 2009

Former New York sire Scarlet Ibis (who stood 14 years at Highcliff Farm before being pensioned following the 2003 breeding season) died "of a heart attack at the farm" aged 23, reported bloodhorse.com. Scarlet Ibis (Cormorant-Fifties Galore, by Cornish Prince) was named 1988 New York champion 2YO after winning 5 of his 6 juvenile races (including divisions of the New York Stallion Stakes over both 6 furlongs & 8 furlongs, plus the Damon Runyon Stakes & Empire Stakes). Scarlet Ibis (a half-brother to Mexican Gr1-winner & New York Gr2-winner Claramount) was retired after his 2YO because of a tendon problem & subsequently sired 9 stakes winners.

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