Top Miler, Broodmare Sire Sure Blade Dies at 30
Multiple stakes winner and top miler Sure Blade died last week at Manor House Farm Stud in England. He was 30.
As a 3-year-old, the son of Kris captured the St. James’s Palace Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (both Group 2 at the time) for trainer Barry Hills.
Sure Blade began his stud career at Sheikh Mohammed’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland before relocating to Germany. In the mid-1990’s Sure Blade returned to England to stand at Manor House Farm Stud, until he was pensioned in 2006.
Sure Blade is the sire of multiple stakes winner Needle Gun. He is also the broodmare sire of multiple Group 1 winner and champion St Nicholas Abbey.
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