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Kidnapped Sire Martino Alonso Rescued By Italian Police
Italian-based 16-year-old sire Martino Alonso (Marju-Cheerful Note, by Cure The Blues) who made international headlines when kidnapped from his box at Siba Stud at Antezzate near Brescia last November "has been rescued by police" on government land near Pomigliano d'Arco in Campania, reported racingpost.com. Martino Alonso (bred by Godolphin Management in Ireland in 1994) raced for Scuderia Siba & recorded 9 wins from 33 starts (plus 2 Gr1-placings). Last season he was the leading sire of 2YOs in Italy to mid-October & his 5-time Gr1-winning son Ramonti has been a Darley sire based at Ireland's Kildangan Stud.