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Charismatic Half-Brother Euthanased
In the US, 14YO Arizona-based stallion Millennium Wind (Cryptoclearance-Bali Babe, by Drone) was euthanased after he developed "complications from endotoxemia" following surgery for "a right sided scrotal hernia" reported bloodhorse.com. "A Gr1 winner at 3, and a half-brother to 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic", Millennium Wind stood in Arizona at Little Kentucky. A US$1.2 million yearling at the 1999 Keeneland September Sale, he was bred by Parrish Hill Farm in Kentucky. Finishing 11th in the Gr1 Kentucky Derby – a race his half-brother won – Millennium Wind went on to win the Gr1 Kentucky Blue Grass Stakes, franking the form he'd shown as a juvenile when finishing runner-up in the Gr1 Hollywood Futurity Stakes. Among his progeny were 3 individual stakes-winners, among them Gr2 winner in Mexico, Acatzingo.