Italian breeder Domenico Toniatti, 92, dies
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Domenico Toniatti, 92, a power in Italian trotting over many decades, has died.His most famous trotter was influential sire Sharif di Iesol, won in 1972 won the Italian Derby, Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli and Gran Premio Nazionale.
Although Sharif di Iesolo was a top racehorse it was at stud that he really made a name for himself and for the Toniatti family. For many years Sharif di Iesolo was Europe's leading trotting sire.
Together with his son Roberto, the Toniatti family also became well known by Americans as they imported Park Avenue Joe and Supergill to stand at their farm in Lantisana, Italy, and also owned interests in notables Ata Star L, Gigant Neo, Iceland, Kramer Boy, Naglo, Pine Chip, Crown's Invitation and Lotteria winner Legendary Lover K.