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Multiple Grade 1 winner Manila dead

FIVE-TIME Grade 1 winner Manila has died from an aortic rupture. The son of Lyphard was 26.

He was bred by Edwardo Cojuangco and remained in his ownership until he was bought privately by Bradley Shannon after three runs at two.

Manila was voted champion turf male at the age of three, after winning the Breeders' Cup Turf – in which the vanquished included Dancing Brave, Theatrical and Estrapade – the Turf Classic and the United Nations Handicap.

He collected two more Grade 1 accolades at the age of four, in the United Nations Handicap again, and in the Arlington Million.

Manila, a half-brother to Secretariat Stakes winner Stately Don, entered stud at Lane's End in 1988. He sired 32 stakes winners, including Grade 1 winner Bien Bien andthe Grade 1-placed Montjoy, and was sold to the Turkish Jockey Club in 1996, where he remained until his death.

 

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