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Stakes producer Clear Mandate put down

CLEAR Mandate, a Grade 1 winner and notable producer, was put down in Kentucky last Saturday following foaling complications after producing a Tiznow colt. The daughter of Deputy Minister was 19.

The Tiznow colt is reported to be doing well.

Owned by G Watts Humphrey Jr, who bred her in partnership with his aunt Pamela Firman, Clear Mandate earned nearly $2m during four seasons of racing thanks to ten wins. Among them were victories at the highest level in the Spinster Stakes, John A. Morris Handicap and Shuvee Handicap.

Clear Mandate made an immediate impact at stud.  Sent to A P Indy in her first year, she produced Listed winner and $3.2 million yearling Full Mandate, who later stood in Florida.

Her next foal, the Storm Cat colt Newfoundland, was just as profitable, selling for $3.3 million for Demi O'Byrne. After taking a Fairyhouse maiden for Aidan O'Brien, he was sent back to the US, where he won a pair of Grade 3 races and was Grade 1-placed. He spent his early years at stud Brookdale Farm in Kentucky before his export to South America.

Newfoundland's brother,$2.5 million yearling purchase The Mighty Tiger, was also trained by O'Brien, in his case to run second in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes.

In all, Clear Mandate produced seven winners from 12 foals of racing age. Her two-year-old colt by Smart Strike is catalogued as lot 144 in the Fasig-Tipton Florida Two-year-olds in Training Sale at Palm Meadows on Thursday.

Out of Grade 1 Monmouth Oaks heroine Dream Deal, Clear Mandate was a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Dream Scheme and from the family of Belmont Stakes winner Creme Fraiche.





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