Alexander Tango Dies at Farm

Alexander Tango, winner of the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park in September, died in a freak accident at the O’Callaghan family’s Woods Edge Farm near Lexington. The 3-year-old daughter of Danehill Dancer was in quarantine and was scheduled to return to Ireland for a 2008 campaign.

Bred by Ireland by Philip Brady, Alexander Tango was owned by Noel O’Callaghan and trained by Tommy Stack. A group winner in Ireland, she arrived in the United States in the summer and promptly won the Garden City over Bit of Whimsy.

In what would be her final start, she ran unplaced at Belmont in the Flower Bowl Handicap (gr. I), won by subsequent Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Lahudood.

Alexander Tango won four of a dozen races and earned $357,012. She was the second foal from the Woodman mare House in Wood.


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