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Paradise Creek dies at stud in Japan

PARADISE CREEK, the champion turf horse of 1994 in North America, died on April 4 in Japan.

The Virginia-bred son of Irish River had stood at Maekawa Yoshinori on the island of Hokkaido until his retirement last year aged 21.

Paradise Creek's death comes in the month after the announcement that his bluehen dam, North Of Eden, had died at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala aged 28.

North Of Eden produced three Grade 1 winners: Forbidden Apple and Wild Event as well as Paradise Creek.

Paradise Creek won the 1992 Hollywood Derby and ran second to Lure in the Breeders' Cup Mile for his breeders and original owners Bert and Diana Firestone.

He was later sold to Masayuki Nishiyama, for whom he won the Grade 1 Arlington Million, Manhattan Handicap and Washington DC International.

At stud in Japan, Paradise Creek sired champion juvenile filly
T M Precure and Grade 1 winner Kanetsu Fleuve. His daughter Magical Woman has produced Grade 3 scorers Dragon Fire and Nike Earthwork, both by Brian's Time.




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