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The Groom Is Red and Yankee Victor die

SOUTH KOREA has lost two major stallions in recent weeks, according to the Horse Racing in Korea blog.

Yankee Victor succumbed to colic on February 1 while The Groom Is Red was put down “after sustaining multiple fractures in a paddock accident” on January 27.

Both sires were acquired from the US to stand for the Korean Racing Authority on Jeju Island.

Yankee Victor, who was 15, was an impressive winner of the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap in 2000. The son of Saint Ballado stood at Airdrie Stud in Kentucky until 2006 and his best US-bred runners include Golden Shaheen winner Kinsale King and Graded scorers Northern Soldier and Real Dandy.

The Horse Racing in Korea blog reports that in Korea “he’s had just two crops of foals reach the track so far, both including some promising runners”.

The Groom Is Red was an ace juvenile in 1998, beating Lemon Drop Kid to win the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park.

The son of Runaway Groom was retired to stand on Jeju Island straight from the track. He sired Korean stakes-winners Baekgwang and Triple Seven.




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