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Injured Manduro Out Of Arc & Won't Race Again
In Europe, the world's current highest-rated galloper & this season's triple Gr1-winner, Baron Georg von Ullmann's German-bred 5YO entire Manduro (Monsun-Mandellicht, by Be My Guest) won't race again "after he was found to have suffered a suspected leg fracture to his off-hind" following his 2.5-lengths victory in Sunday's French Gr2 Prix Foy (2400m) at Longchamp in Paris, reported racingpost.co.uk. Trainer Andre Fabre "acknowledged Manduro's wonderful campaign toward the Gr1 Arc De Triomphe (he has notched 5 successive victories this season) was over" & confirmed: "He was lame behind after the race & has probably suffered a small fracture. I knew there was a problem a few minutes after the race. It's a terrible blow but that's racing." Following his win in last month's French Gr1 Prix Jacques les Marois (1600m) at Deauville, it was announced that Manduro would stand for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's Darley at the conclusion of his racing career. This season he has also won UK Gr1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes (10 furlongs) at Royal Ascot in June, following a 5-lengths victory May's French Gr1 Prix d'Ispahan (1850m) at Longchamp; & he began 2007 with a course record in April's UK Gr3 Earl Of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket. Last year Manduro notched a series of placings in France's Gr1 Prix Du Moulin (1600m) at Longchamp, Gr1 Prix Du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (1600m) at Deauville, Gr1 Prix D'Ispahan (1850m) at Longchamp & Gr1 Prix Ganay (2100m) at Longchamp, plus the UK Gr1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes (10 furlongs) at Royal Ascot & in 2005 finished runner-up in the Italian Gr1 Premio Roma (2000m) at Capannelle. Overall Manduro boasts 10 wins (also including 2006's French Gr2 Prix d'Harcourt) from 18 starts; he was a €90,000 (A$144,000) graduate of Germany's BBAG sale.