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Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Prix Morny winner The Wow Signal dies aged six after laminitis battle

The son of Starspangledbanner earned a career-high RPR of 116

The Wow Signal: winning the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot
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The Wow Signal, the 2014 Prix Morny winner who was retired to stud at owner Al Shaqab's Haras de Bouquetot, has died at the age of six following a battle with laminitis.

The son of Starspangledbanner stood in France in 2016 and 2017 at a fee of €8,000 and, despite being subfertile like his sire, has eight yearlings according to France-Galop. He also sired 12 foals during his time at Swettenham Stud in Australia in 2015.

Trained by John Quinn, The Wow Signal won three times in four starts as a juvenile, including the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, and was named champion two-year-old in France following his win in the Prix Morny.

Bred by retired Classic-winning trainer Tommy Stack, The Wow Signal was pinhooked for €13,000 as a breeze-up prospect by Lynn Lodge Stud at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, before being reoffered at the same company's Ascot Breeze-Up Sale, where Sean Quinn made the winning £50,000 bid.

The Wow Signal was the second highest rated performer for Starspangledbanner after Home Of The Brave, winner of the Group 3 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket last July.


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Bred by retired Classic-winning trainer Tommy Stack, The Wow Signal was pinhooked for €13,000 as a breeze-up prospect by Lynn Lodge Stud
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