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Canadian-Based Sire Premiership Dies Aged 26
In Manitoba, stakes-winning veteran stallion Premiership (Exclusive Nature-Reminiscing, by Never Bend) died aged 26 while standing at Ziprick Thoroughbreds, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. From 665 foals in 18 crops of racing age, Premiership sired 450 winners (36 stakes-winners) from 553 starters who have earned US$26,439,385; his top performer Premier Question won 6 stakes & earned US$526,013. Premiership stood at Old Frankfort Stud in Kentucky & Franks Farm in Florida before moving to Canada prior to the 2005 season. On the track, Kentucky-bred Premiership won 7 of 23 starts (including the 1984 El Conejo Handicap at Santa Anita Park, plus 6 stakes placings) & earned US$234,425.