Article Date: 07-June-2012
Moyglare Stud has announce that dual Group 1 producer Market Slide died a few days after foaling a Montjeu filly earlier this week.
A daughter of multiple US graded stakes winning foundation mare Grenzen, acquired by Walter Haefner in 1979, Market Slide, a USA bred daughter of sprint champion Gulch, won the Scurry Handicap at the Curragh in 1994, trained by Dermot Weld and ridden on that occasion by Willie Carson.
Her first foal, Media Puzzle, by Theatrical, was a Listed stakes winner and finished seventh in Sinndar's Irish Derby at the Curragh in Moyglare colours, before becoming the second of Dermot Weld's two Melbourne Cup winners in 2002 for Michael Smurfit.
She really hit the jackpot with her third foal, a Sadler's Wells colt bred in Ireland named Refuse To Bend (pictured).
An unbeaten Group 1 National Stakes winner at two, he became Moyglare Stud's first English Classic winner in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in 2003.
As a four-year-old, he won two more Group 1 races for Godolphin and had sired two Group 1 winners before his untimely death last year.
The dam of four stakes performers among her nine foals to race to date, Market Slide has a two-year-old colt by Montjeu named Make The News, in training in Ireland with Dermot Weld, and produced a filly foal by the same champion sire earlier this week.
Two of Refuse To Bend's full sisters, Genuine Charm and Key Secure, are retained by the stud .
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