Gr. I Winner Alexander Tango Dead

Gr. I Winner Alexander Tango Dead
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Garden City (gr. IT) winner Alexander Tango; dead at age 3

Alexander Tango, winner of the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park in September, died in a freak accident Oct. 30 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 be returned 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 U.S. in the summer and promptly won the Garden City over Bit of Whimsy. In what would be her last race, she then 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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