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Minnesota sire Supremo succumbs to colic

GRADE 2 winner Supremo died this summer at Benz Lake Farm in Minnesota, America. The son of Gone West succumbed to complications from colic. He was 19.

Supremo won the Grade 2 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita before finishing fifth to Timber Country in the Breeders' Cup Juvenileat two. His career record stood at two wins from seven starts.

Supremo - out of a Danzig half-sister to leading sire Dynaformer - began his stallion career at Lane's End in Kentucky in 1996 and shuttled to Australia for three seasons.

Later in his career he was moved between states, to Virginia in 2001 and to Iowa in 2003, before arriving in Minnesota in 2005.

Supremo is the sire of 188 winners and seven stakes scorers from 13 crops of racing age. His best performers were Puerto Banus and Sportsman, multiple Grade 2 winners in North America and Australia respectively.




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