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US Gr1 Winner Desert Blanc Retired To Stud
US Gr1-winning 4YO stallion Desert Blanc (Desert Style-Lumiere Rouge, by Indian Ridge) has been retired to stud after suffering a tendon injury. At his final start, Desert Blanc won this month's Gr1 Manhattan Handicap (10 furlongs) at Belmont Park in New York on June 9 for trainer Chad Brown. Desert Blanc retires with 4 wins (also including 2011's Listed Prix De Tourgeville over 1600m at Deauville) & 2 placings (in May's Gr3 Fort Macy Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Belmont Park & 2011's French Gr3 Prix du Prince D'Orange over 2000m at Longchamp) from 7 starts for US$428,094 earnings.