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UK Sire Puissance Euthanased Aged 22
Also in the UK, Bearstone Stud's Gr3-winning sprint sire Puissance (Thatching-Girton, by Balidar) was euthanased aged 22 after breaking his shoulder, reported racingpost.co.uk. Puissance was the 1st stallion to retire to Terry Holdcroft's Bearstone Stud in 1991 & sired Gr3 Norfolk Stakes winner Mind Games from his 1st-crop; Mind Games went on to land 2 renewals of the Gr2 Temple Stakes before retiring in 1998 to stand alongside his sire at Bearstone (where he got off to a similarly fast start with Gr3 Queen Mary Stakes winner Romantic Myth in his 1st-crop).