Champion Japanese stallion Deep Impact (Jpn) (Sunday Silence) will cease covering for the remainder of the breeding season due to neck issues. The sire of 39 individual Group 1 winners stands at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan and the farm said hisinjury is not life threatening, but he will need time to recover.
The 17-year-old has been the leading sire in Japan for the past seven years and has sired 131 black-type winners, 110 of them at the group level. Sixteen of his offspring are champions, and he hassired numerous Classic winners in Japan, as well as abroad, including Beauty Parlour (GB) in the 2012 G1 French 1000 Guineas, Saxon Warrior (Jpn), winner of last year’s G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas and Study Of Man (Ire) in the 2018 Prix du Jockey Club.
fonte : TDN