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Vale Spieth

Breeding operation Aquis Farm is mourning the loss of its promising stallion Spieth.

The Group 1 placegetter’s death was confirmed on Sunday night after being found injured in his box that morning.

Spieth, who was set to stand for $8,800 in 2022, had started to see some success on the racetrack, siring two stakes placegetters.

“It is with a heavy heart that Aquis Stallions announces the passing of exciting young sire Spieth,” a statement read.

“Spieth has been a much loved member of our farm since purchased in late 2017. He provided us and his ownership group with a great deal of excitement and pleasure.

“His burgeoning stud career has all of us looking forward to witnessing the legacy he leaves behind.”

On the racetrack Spieth was a star sprinter for trainer Bryce Heys, twice falling agonizingly short of Group 1 success.

He sired 149 mares in his first season at start, before that tip to 39 in 2020.

However he was strongly supported again last season with 129 after his progeny started to make it to the race track.

Original article: Vale Spieth | RACING.COM

Featured image: Spieth at Flemington (Racing Photos)

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