Manlove, who was standing at Beverly Least’s Foggy Bottom Farm near Geneseo, N.Y., was euthanized July 11 because of neurological problems caused by old age. The 21-year-old son of Mr. Prospector impregnated one of two mares this year while standing for the estate of Max Hugel, who died last year.
Manlove sired nine runners that won or placed in stakes, including graded winners Proud Man and Gal O Gal. Proud Man, who was bred by Hugel, won four graded stakes at 3 in 2001, including the Tropical Park Derby (gr. IIIT). Gal O Gal was a homebred for Hugel.
“He sired tough runners and had good percentages as a stallion,” Least said.
Many of his runners proved highly durable. Proud Man made 43 stakes, and Gal O Gal started 28 times. One of Manlove's stakes-placed runners made 109 starts, and another runner won 25 of 97 races.
Manlove was bred in Maryland by Allaire du Pont and raced for her Bohemia Stable, winning six of 22 races and earning $169,625. He captured the 1991 Congressional Handicap at Laurel. Out of the stakes-winning Hoist the Flag mare Thirty Flags, Manlove was a half-brother to two stakes winners, including grade II winner Dixie Flag.
Manlove stood in Florida and other farms in New York before Foggy Bottom. He was buried in his paddock.