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Amour Propre - The Curragh 28.08.2011

Amour Propre: Flying Five winner is one of the best sons of Paris House

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Veteran sprint sire Paris House dies aged 22

VETERAN sprint stallion Paris House died of a heart attack at Beechwood Grange Stud in Yorkshire on Wednesday. The son of Petong was 22.

A typical speedy and precocious pupil of Jack Berry, Paris House won six races at two, including the Super Sprint at Newbury and the Flying Childers Stakes. He also ran second to Sheikh Albadou in the Nunthorpe Stakes that year.

Paris House's sole win at three came in the Field Marshal Stakes at Haydock but he was rejuvenated at four to land the Palace House and Temple Stakes and run second to Lochsong in the King George and Nunthorpe Stakes. He was originally retired to Corbally Stud in County Kildare but spent the majority of his stallion career at Beechwood Grange.

Paris House sired one Group 1 winner froma stint shuttling to New Zealand - Tobruk, who scored in the Bayer Classic at Otaki.

But he is better known for his tough, speedy offspring such as last month's Group 3 Flying Five Stakes winner Amour Propre and Molecomb Stakes scorerMisty Eyed. He is also sire of 15-time winner Whinhill House and other prolific winners such as Laurel Dawn and Mecca's Mate.

Paris House was bred at Hillwood Stud in Wiltshire by Dr John Hobby out of the Artaius mare Foudroyer. His half-sister Laurel Delight is dam of this year's Man O'War and Arlington Million winner Cape Blanco.





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