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Stormy River back at work after colic surgery

HARAS D’ETREHAM stallion Stormy River is back at work in the breeding shed after a month’s break to recuperate from colic surgery.

Prix Jean Prat winner Stormy River, whose first juveniles run this year, has made a full recovery after suffering from colic and undergoing surgery. Jour de Galop reports that he narrowly escaped death.

Etreham’s commercial manager Franck Champion told the French newsletter: “Stormy River will resume covering having been taken out of service for a month.

“He had colic surgery and nearly died but now, fortunately, he is completely back to normal.

“It’s good news for the French breeding industry as Stormy River is one of our promising band of stallions and he has 68 two-year-olds in training with the likes of Francois Rohaut, Frederic Rossi, Pascal Bary, Freddy Head, Philippe Demercastel, Nicolas Clement, Jean-Marie Béguigné, David Smaga and Stephane Wattel.”

Eight-year-old Stormy River is byVerglas and out of an unraced River Mist half-sister to high-class Fantastic Filly. The highlight of his career was victory over Kentucky Dynamite and Dilek in the Jean Prat.

McKeever Bloodstock bought Stormy River’s most expensive yearling at Tattersalls Book 2 in October, a 60,000gns colt out of Listed-placed Pascarina. The sire stands this year at Etreham at a fee of €6,000.

 

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