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US Champ Summer Bird's Dam Hong Kong Squall Euthanased

Monday, 14th June 2010

Hong Kong Squall, dam of last year's Gr1 Belmont Stakes winner & US Champion 3YO Male Summer Bird (Birdstone-Hong Kong Squall, by Summer Squall) was euthanased aged 14 at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute after injuring herself in a paddock fall, reported US Daily Racing Form. Her star colt Summer Bird (who will stand the 2011 breeding season at Pauls Mill) recorded 4 wins (including 2009's Gr1 Belmont Stakes over 12 furlongs at Belmont Park, Gr1 Travers Stakes over 10 furlongs at Saratoga & Gr1 Jockey Club Gold Cup over 10 furlongs at Belmont Park) & 2 placings (including 2009's Gr1 Haskell Invitational Stakes over 9 furlongs at Monmouth Park & Gr2

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