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Flying Spur Withdrawn From Service
Arrowfield Stud announced overnight that Champion Sire Flying Spur (Danehill-Rolls, by Mr Prospector) has been withdrawn from service following a sudden and irreversible decline in fertility this season. Arrowfield chairman John Messara commented, "Flying Spur is a very special horse for us, as we bred him, raced him in partnership and have been proud to stand him since 1997. He is one of the pillars upon which Arrowfield Stud has been built and his home will be here with us for the rest of his life. Messara added: "We are very grateful to the Flying Spur Syndicate, and the breeders, buyers, owners and trainers who have supported him over the past 17 years, however, with more than 250 current 2YOs, yearlings and foals, Flying Spur's story is far from over and his sought-after broodmare daughters and emerging sire sons will ensure he appears in top-class pedigrees for years to come."