Worthadd, former Irish National Stud stallion, dies in France at 13 | Bloodstock news

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Worthadd, a three-year-old foal champion in Italy and vice-champion of the Lockinge Stakes who previously stood at Irish National Stud, died Sunday in France at the age of 13.

Dubawi’s son suffered a ruptured abdominal aorta at Haras de Longechaux near Besançon in eastern France, according to a German press release from co-owner Marcel Bargmann.

“His fate is particularly difficult to accept, because the first foals that Worthadd gave us this season were particularly promising,” he added.

“The father also received a very good reception from the German and Swiss breeders in his new base in Longechaux. It seemed that he had finally succeeded and that he had a bright future ahead of him. “

Worthadd was bred by the Compagnia Generale and was originally trained in Italy by Vittorio Caruso, for whom he won Premio Parioli, Derby Italiano and Premio Ribot to be crowned Italian champion of 2010, foal of three years.

He only found Canford Cliffs too good in Juddmonte International and won the Premio Carlo Vittadini at home at four, before joining Sir Mark Prescott at five.

His best efforts this season have been an impressive victory in the Badener Meile in Baden-Baden and a runner-up in the Meilen-Trophy in Hanover.

Worthadd spent the first five seasons of his stallion career at Irish National Stud, before moving to Haras de Gelos in France in 2019, then to Longechaux this year.

Despite his first crop at the age of five, he has been represented by relatively few runners in Britain and Ireland, and his best performer is Desert Wind four times, who holds a racing post top rating from 104.

Internationally, he supplied the Czech 2000 Guineas winner and the third in the Ignacius Reilly Derby from his second crop last year.

He had a brief burst of glory closer to home when his first generation son Bustam won the Breeze-Up Tattersalls Ireland Ascot sale in 2017 for £ 130,000.

Worthadd was born to winning mare Rahy Wigman, maternal granddaughter of the Kentucky Oaks heroine and Blue Star White hen – also ancestor of Group 1 winners Preseli and Valley Of Gold.


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FIRST PUBLICATION 6:42 p.m., APRIL 7, 2020

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