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NZ Sire Shinko King Euthanased Aged 21
In New Zealand, Irish-bred & Japanese Gr1-winning stallon Shinko King (Fairy King-Rose Of Jericho, by Alleged) "succumbed to a lengthy battle with laminitis" & was euthanased at Paxton Park aged 21, reported theinformant.co.nz. Shinko King (who stood his 1st season in New Zealand in 1998 & moved from Ashwell Farm to Paxton Park in 2007) sired 5 Gr1-winners in 3 different countries: Eskimo Queen (Australia's Gr1 Coolmore Classic & Gr1 Queensland Oaks); C'est La Guerre (Gr1 NZ Derby & placed in the Melbourne Cup); Bramble Rose (Gr1 NZ Oaks); Barinka (Gr1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes); & Thumbs Up Hong Kong Gr1 Classic Mile). His other stakes-winners included Madame Shinko, Shinko Bay, Viz Vitae, Fairy Tale, Eternal Melody, Irish Colleen, Shi Kin Fly & Kasumi. On the track himself, Shinko King won 8 races in Japan (including the 1997 Gr1 Takamatsunomiya Hai over 1200m) & also finished 3rd in Hong Kong's Gr1 International Bowl. Shinko King was a half-brother to both Gr1 English Derby-winning sire Dr Devious (who also won the Gr1 Irish Champion Stakes & UK Gr1 Dewhurst Stakes) & Gr3-winning sire Archway.