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Ramonti: the star miler shone the spotlight on his sire Martino Alonso

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Kidnapped Italian sire Martino Alonso found

MARTINO ALONSO, the sire of Godolphin's brilliant miler Ramonti who was kidnapped from Siba Stud near Brescia, Italy, on November 7, was reportedly found on Thursday night by police 400 miles away on government land near Pomigliano D'Arco in Campania.

In an investigation led by Captain Horatio Ianniello, a horse matching his description was found in good condition grazing loose on the Acerra-Pomigliano road.

He has been placed under police control where he is being formally identified. Police are still trying to determine the organisation behind the theft.

The Group 1-placed Martino Alonso ended last season as Italy's leading sire of two-year-olds and fourth on the overall list. The son of Marju stood the 2009 season for €7,000.




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