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So You Think: the son of High Chaparral is an eight-time Group 1 winner

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So You Think brother withdrawn from sale

NEXT week's Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney has lost one of its star attractions after the withdrawal of the brother to So You Think on Tuesday.

Willow Park Stud, who was due to sell the son of High Chaparral, announced that he has been diagnosed as a wobbler - a neurological condition that causes an unsteady gait.

Vets treating the colt have said he now faces an uncertain future. "Unfortunately this condition often presents as a yearling, just when their potential is being realised," Dr Angus Adkins of Scone Equine Hospital told

"It is a developmental condition thatis often progressive and his future is in doubt," he added.

Willow Park owner Glenn Burrows, who was going to consign the colt on behalf of breeders Mike Moran and Cecile Smith, said: "It is devastating news for his owners, as well as my staff who had done an exceptional job in preparing the colt for the sale.

"It is still hard to fathom that a few days ago he was parading perfectly and yet we are having to withdraw him from sale."

The Easter yearling sale, one of Australia's premier auctions, takes place over three days from next Tuesday.

So You Think was a superstar in Australia, winning five
Group 1 races and finishing third in the Melbourne Cup for Bart Cummings.

Purchased by Coolmore, he added the Tattersalls Gold Cup, Eclipse and Irish Champion Stakes to his resume for Aidan O'Brien last year. He finished fourth to Monterosso in Saturday's Dubai World Cup.






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