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US Gr1 Dam Mia's Hope Dead

Wednesday, 26th April 2006

US 14-year-old broodmare Mia's Hope (dam of Gr1 winner Hal's Hope) died "following surgery after breaking a leg" at Bridlewood Farm in Florida, reported bloodhorse.com. Mia's Hope (Rexson's Hope-Pia Mia, by Pia Star) won 4 stakes as a 3YO (including the Gr2 Bonnie Miss Stakes & Gr3 Davona Dale Stakes) & retired with 7 wins from 20 starts & US$327,740 earnings. Her star son Hal's Hope won the 2000 Gr1 Florida Derby & 2002 Gr1 Gulfstream Park Handicap, earning over US$1 million before his tragic death soon after "because of complications from intestinal surgery". Mia's Hope's also produced stakes-winners Hal's Image & Mia's Reflection, plus stakes-placed Hopefortheroses.

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