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Leading Argentine Sire Indygo Shiner Dies
US stallion Indygo Shiner (A.P. Indy-Navarra, by El Gran Senor) has been euthanized in Argentina due to an inoperable ruptured stomach, reports bloodhorse.com. The shuttle stallion, which stood the northern hemisphere season at Hill 'n' Dale in Kentucky, was about to begin serving mares at Haras La Quebrada in Buenos Aires when he was struck down. The 15YO, who had stood in Argentina since 2003, had proven very successful siring local champion & Gr1 Argentine Derby winner Tecla Shiner, Argentine Derby winner Indy Point & Argentine Oaks winner Miss Match among others. Indygo Shiner was superbly bred, being from a full-sister to blue hen Toussaud, the dam of Gr1 winners Chester House, Empire Maker, Honest Lady & Chiselling. Bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Farm, Indygo Shiner won 4 of his 12 starts including the Gr3 Jefferson Cup Stakes at Churchill Downs for $US444,066 in prize money. "We are all very sad to lose this promising sire and member of our stallion roster," Hill 'n' Dale said in a brief statement.