Stakes Sprinter Stirling Grove Dies

By: Isaac Ling
October 20th, 2012
Breaking News

Stakes winning sprinter Stirling Grove died this morning just one week after running third to Buffering in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield.

Trainer Richard Jolly reported the sad news on twitter this morning.

Stirling Grove

Stakes winning sprinter Stirling Grove passed away this morning. Photo by: Taron Clarke

“Sadly Stirling Grove passed away this morning. All sadden from this lost :( #rip #stirlinggrove,” Jolly tweeted.

The five-year-old gelding was nominated for both the Group 1 Manikato Stakes and Patinack Farm Classic after producing solid results in high-level sprints throughout his 24-start career.

He won seven races including the Group 3 SA Sire’s Produce Stakes in 2010 and placed on another nine occasions.

Major highlights included third-place finishes to Black Caviar in the Group 1 Goodwood in May and in the 2011 Schillaci Stakes.

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