Grade II winner Worldly Manner, who was purchased privately by Godolphin in the fall of his 2-year-old season in 1998, died April 26 from a heart attack while covering a mare in Texas.
Worldly Manner, one of the few sons of Riverman at stud, will stand at David Bailey's Two B Rockin Ranch near Bridgeport, Texas.
Harris Farms' Spot the Diplomat, the 8-5 favorite under Del Mar's defending riding champion Victor Espinoza, held on resolutely through the stretch to win Wednesday's $133,400 Graduation Stakes for California-bred 2-year-olds.
Grade II winner Worldly Manner has been purchased by the Smalley family's C & S Stables for stallion duty at the Chelsea, Okla., farm.
- By Jack Shinar
The Southern California real estate boom has claimed Mira Loma Thoroughbred Farm, which is shutting down operation at the end of July, farm manager and part owner Joe Valenti said.
Grade II winner Worldly Manner, who was bought in training as a 2-year-old by Godolphin for a reported $5 million in 1998, will stand the 2003 season at Alex Trebek's Creston Farms near Creston, Calif.
Darley Stud Management is retiring grade II winners Worldly Manner and Comeonmom from racing and standing them at Sean and Barbara Kelly's Wycombe House Stud near Reddick, Fla.
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