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Turtle Bowl Dead in Japan


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Group 1 winner Turtle Bowl (Ire) (Dyhim Diamond {Ire}–Clara Bow {Fr}, by Top Ville {Ire}), sire of Classic winner Lucayan (Fr), passed away due to a heart attack at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan, Racing Post reported Monday. He was 15. A winner of the G1 Prix Jean Prat and G3 Prix de la Jonchere, the son of German highweight and Group 3 victor Dyhim Diamond was the 2007 G1 Prix d’Ispahan bridesmaid and also placed third in that year’s G1 Queen Anne S. at Ascot and G1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques le Marois at Deauville. In the frame in an additional three group stakes during his racing days, Turtle Bowl retired to Haras de Montaigu in France for the 2009 season, having accumulated $732,524 and sporting a record of 21-7-6-3.

At stud, Turtle Bowl’s first crop was an immediate success, despite standing for only €5,000, with the aforementioned 2012 G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains hero Lucayan and French Fifteen (Fr), the 2012 French sophomore highweight at seven to nine furlongs, who landed the G1 Criterium International and was runner up in the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas across the Channel. Purchased by Shadai Stallion Station in November of that year, Turtle Bowl’s oldest Japanese runners are currently 3-year-olds. He is credited with a champion in Austria and five black-type winners to date.

A half to G3 Derby Trial victory and G1 Gold Cup runner-up Age of Aquarius (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) as well as the French MGSW Turtle Bow (Fr) (Turtle Island {Ire}), who also ran second Stateside in the GI Flower Bowl Invitational S., Turtle Bowl is also a half-brother to French MSP Whitton Court (Ire) (Cardoun {Fr}). This is the extended family of Group 1 winners Kartajana (Ire) (Shernazar {Ire}), champion Khariyda (Fr) (Shakapour {Ire}), and highweight Caerlina (Ire) (Caerleon), while G3 Prix Djebel winner Al Wukair (Ire) (Dream Ahead), was third in this season’s G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas.


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