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Lavirco Dies At French National Stud Aged 16
Also in France, Deutsches Derby winner Lavirco (Konigsstuhl-La Virginia, by Surumu) died at the French National Stud aged 16. Lavirco was euthanased “after suffering problems with swallowing & his digestive system,” reported racingpost.com. Lavirco was the leading German 3YO of 1996 after winning both the 2000 Guineas & Derby, as well as the Gr1 Europa-Preis. Initially retired to German stud Gestut Fahrhof, Lavirco was transferred to the French National Stud in 2002.