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Star Tyreel Mare Ballroom Babe Euthanased
Tyreel Stud’s Dean Fleming confirmed triple Gr1-winning broodmare Ballroom Babe (Citidancer-Taimian, by Taipan II) has been euthanased “due to complications resulting from laminitis whilst foaling”. Ballroom Babe was 1994-95 Champion 2YO in New Zealand & retired with 8 wins (including NZ’s Gr1 Auckland Sires Produce Stakes, Gr1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes & Gr1 Captain Cook Stakes) & 2 placings from 23 starts for NZ$288,142 earnings. Subsequently at stud, her 1st living foal was current Lyndhurst Stud Farm stallion Hidden Dragon (Danehill-Ballroom Babe) which sold for $700,000 at the 2001 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney & later proved a stakes-winner in Hong Kong. Ballroom Babe’s subsequent foals also included Gr2-winner Just Dancing (Fusaichi Pegasus-Ballroom Babe) & Gr3-winner Tahni Girl (Redoute’s Choice-Ballroom Babe).