End Sweep Withdrawn from Australian Stud Duty
Updated: Friday, July 12, 2002 6:28 AM
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 8:55 AM
Stallion End Sweep, sidelined by injury.
Arrowfield Stud announced that End Sweep will not be able to serve in Australia in the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season due to a serious injury to his wither sustained recently in Japan.
Despite all the efforts made by the attending veterinarians, the stallion's response to treatment has been slow. In the light of the above, the syndicate has had no option but to withdraw the stallion from stud duties in the 2002 season.
"We are obviously very disappointed," said Arrowfield chairman John Messara. "The horse had been so warmly received by the marketplace here and to have this happen just before his first two year olds hit the track here is really unfortunate. "At this stage we are working on a replacement stallion for this season."
Australian-based Arrowfield purchased End Sweep (Forty Niner--Broom Dance, by Dance Spell) in the first part of 1999 and transported the stallion to its farm following stallion duty at Harry Mangurian Jr.'s Mockingbird Farm near Ocala, Fla. End Sweep, who set a North American record with 33 juvenile winners in 1998, has shuttled to Shadai Stallion Station several times.
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