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Colic Claims Life Of Zenyatta's Dam

Thursday, 4th June 2015

Coolmore has reported on Social Media that Vertigineux, dam of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, died last year at age 19, reports Blood Horse. "The daughter of Kris S. suffered an acute colic last year and was sent straight to the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute where everything was done to save her, but unfortunately this was not possible," Coolmore reported on its Facebook page on Tuesday. To date Vertigineux has produced two Gr1 winners in Zenyatta, who won a remarkable 13 Gr1 races; and three-time Gr1 winner Balance, by Thunder Gulch. Coolmore reports the final foal out of Vertigineux is an unnamed 2YO by Street Cry, making the valuable youngster a full-brother to Zenyatta. Zenyatta, who retired in 2010 with 19 wins from 20 starts and earnings of US$7,304,580, a record for a North American female, has a 2YO colt by Bernardini named Cozmic One who is in training and a yearling colt by Tapit named Ziconic.

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