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posted on 31 July, 2019

Super stallion Deep Impact has died

Super stallion Deep Impact has died

The sire of Novara Park's Staphanos has died.

The Japanese star had to be euthanised after it was found he was unable to stand due to a cervical fracture found by X-ray early on Tuesday morning.

A seven-time Group I winner, Deep Impact was a champion both on and off the track.

Deep Impact won 12 of his 14 career starts, including the highly coveted Japan Cup in 2006.

He was twice a winner of the Japanese Horse Of The Year (2005-2006) and was inducted into the Japan Racing Association Hall Of Fame in 2008.

Deep Impact was retired to stud in 2007 and quickly built a reputation as one of the world’s leading sires.

Deep Impact stood at Shadai Stallion Station and had an approx. service fee of NZ$550,000 in 2019.

Staphanos presents a unique opportunity to New Zealand breeders to access world class bloodlines.

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