COOLMORE has announced they had to put down super stallion High Chaparral on Sunday due to a perforated intestine during exploratory colic surgery.
Aged three and four, he was named the Eclipse Champion Turf Horse in the USA and in both years was also the top-rated runner in England and Ireland.
He sired 20 European-bred Group winners, including Group 1 winners Toronado, Lucky Lion, Wrote, Wigmore Hall and Redwood. In Australia he sired four Group 1 winners in his first crop, including international superstar So You Think. Eleven of his progeny are registered in South Africa with sahorseracing.co.za including Parachute Man, who ran in the Cape Guineas last Saturday and Golden Sword, who won two races in Dubai for Mike de Kock before moving to South Africa and running only twice here.