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US Next Chapter In Manighar Career
Manighar, managed by the OTI racing syndicate, will continue his racing career in the United States, reports racingnetwork.com.au. OTI's Terry Henderson confirmed the French-bred gelding would be transferred from current trainer Peter Moody to the New York-based stables of Christophe Clement following a thorough veterinary examination that cleared the 8YO of any major health issues. "We've had his x-rays looked at and he's in pretty good nick, it's just a lung issue that we combat," Henderson said. "Christophe is an ex-head man at Luca Cumani's and all the owners are happy with the decision. He just has one more test and then he will be on the plane." Manighar showed he was a talented racehorse with several stakes victories in Europe when trained by Luca Cumani, but it was not until he was transferred to the Victorian stables of Peter Moody that he began to fulfil his true potential. The autumn of 2012, particularly, represented the zenith of Manighar's career. Following his maiden Australian win in the Gr3 Carlyon Cup, Manighar graduated to elite company with three consecutive Gr1 victories, namely the Australian Cup at Flemington, the Ranvet Stakes & the Gr1 BMW Stakes at Rosehill. He departs Australian shores with the record of 10 victories from 41 starts and over $3.6 million in prize money.