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FLAMINGO FANTASY has stepped down 
Some news are easier to write than others, and this one definitely belongs in the latter category. We mourn the loss of our wonderful FLAMINGO FANTASY who passed away last Saturday after a colic operation.

Already as a racehorse FLAMINGO FANTASY brought us a lot of joy. The stallion started his active racing career at the age of three with two wins and turned his four-year-old campaign into his most successful time at the racecourse. Unforgotten his victory in the 38th Betty Barclay-Rennen (G3) and his triumph in the 113th Hansa-Preis (G2) in Hamburg. Only three weeks later he scratched on a success at the highest group level in the Deutschland-Preis at Düsseldorf and finished with a great second place. Marked by his honesty and toughness, FLAMINGO FANTASY's racing career ended with a last outing as a seven-year-old before he ended his active career in 2013.

FLAMINGO FANTASY entered study duty as a multiple group winner with eleven Stakes performances and the title Champion Older Steher 2009 with a top GAG of 98 kg and could present five winners this year with a total of eight victories. The fact that his offspring have recently been able their names into the winners' lists more frequently makes his departure all the more a bitter blow. As son of the internationally successful six-time G1 winner and exceptional stallion FANTASTIC LIGHT, FLAMINGO FANTASY was a representative of the exceptional Nasrullah sire line. His dam, the German Oaks winner and Derby-third FLAMINGO ROAD, represents the extremely successful line of the champion mare FABULA DANCER, whose offspring include the group winners FROZEN FIRE, FEUERBLITZ and FLAMINGO STAR.

An expressive chestnut with impeccable character, FLAMINGO FANTASY was a horse every breeder could wish for. His departure at the age of fourteen hurts, but we are grateful for the beautiful memories he leaves us. At this point we would also like to extend our gratitude to Ralf Moser and the Trona stud team for the extraordinarily good care of the stallion throughout his breeding career!

Fly free, Flamingo...
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