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Triple Group 1 winner Ibn Bey dies aged 28

IBN BEY, who was trained by Paul Cole to win three Group 1 races for Prince Fahd Salman in 1989 and 1990, died at stud in Japan on Monday aged 28.

The son of Mill Reef had spent his stud career in Japan and had been retired from covering duties in 2007.

Ibn Bey was bred by Lord Porchester out of the High Top mare Rosia Bay, who also produced the Yorkshire Oaks winner Roseate Tern.

An evergreen performer, at the ages of five and six he made successful raids on Germany to win the Group 1 Europa-Preis and the Grosser Preis der Berliner Bank, and landed the Irish St Leger under Richard Quinn.

One of his most remarkable runs, though, was getting to within a length of Unbridled when runner-up in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Classic at Belmont Park.

Ibn Bey was retired to Big Red Farm at the end of his racing career.

 

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