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Multiple Gr1 Sire Roi Normand Dies In Brazil

Thursday, 29th March 2007

In Brazil, Roi Normand (sire of US Eclipse Award winner Riboletta) died aged 24, reported bloodhorse.com. On the track, Kentucky-bred Roi Normand (Exclusive Native-Luth de Saron, by Luthier) was stakes-placed in France before returning to the US & winning the 1988 Gr1 Sunset Handicap; overall he notched 5 wins from 17 starts. He subsequently stood at Haras Santa Ana do Rio Grande in Brazil & sired a number of Brazilian Gr1-winners, including star daughter Riboletta who won the Gr1 Grande Premio Diana (Brazilian Oaks) prior to her arrival in the US where she was named 2000 Champion Older Female after winning 5 Gr1 stakes (including the Beldame Stakes & Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap). Another of Roi Normand's Brazilian Gr1-winners Redattore added 7 US graded-stakes victories in California (including the Gr1 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes & Gr1 Eddie Read Handicap). And Roi Normand's Brazilian champion Ay Caramba subsequently won the 2005 US Gr3 Oceanport Stakes at Monmouth Park.

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