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Dam of Pleasantly Perfect put down

REGAL State, dam of Breeders' Cup Classic and Dubai World Cup winner Pleasantly Perfect, was put down on Friday at Robin Scully's Clovelly Farms in Kentucky due to the infirmities of old age. The daughter of Affirmed was 28.

Regal State raced in France as a homebred for Scully, in whose colours she won the 1985 Prix Morny and ran second in the Prix Jacques le Marois and Prix de la Salamandre.

Pleasantly Perfect, a son of Pleasant Colony, was the pick of her 13 foals, winning nine races and over $7.7 million in earnings. The 13-year-old has spent his entire stud career to date at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky and is the sire of last season's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf heroine Shared Account.

Regal State was also the dam of Hurricane State, a son of Miswaki whom Peter Chapple-Hyam trained to win the 1996 Group 3 Prix Eclipse, and Swagger Stick, a son of Cozzene who was a useful handicapper for John Dunlop before progressing into a stakes-winning jumper in the US.

Regal State's youngest offspring is three-year-old Bang the Table, a daughter of Elusive Quality owend by Clovelly Farm and in training with Steve Penrod.

Out of La Trinite, a Group 3-placed daughter of Lyphard, Regal State was a half-sisterto Prix Morny heroine Seven Springs, later the dam of Sussex Stakes winner and Group 1-producing sire Distant View.





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