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Champion US broodmare Primal Force dies at 24

AMERICA's Broodmare of the Year in 2000, Primal Force, has died aged 24 due to foaling complicatons at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm in Kentucky.

The foal she was carrying, a full-sister by Holy Bull to Adena's Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Macho Uno, survived and is reported to be progressing well.

By Blushing  Groom, Primal Force was  one of only three broodmares to produce more than one Breeders’ Cup winner, in her case  Macho Uno and 1998 Classic hero Awesome Again. She was bought by Stronach for $95,000 at the Keeneland January Sale in 1992.

Meanwhile, the Blood Horse has reported that Glitterman, sire of Grade 1 winners Balto Star and Glitter Woman, has died aged 26 at the  Old Friends equine retirement farm in Kentucky.

"He was a great champ, a great sire, and a great old friend," said Michael Blowen, president and founder of Old Friends. "He was stoic to the end, and we will miss him very much."






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