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Trotting sire Malabar Man dies at age 17

October 25, 2011
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Malabar Man, the 2007 Horse of the Year, winner of the Hambletonian that year, and the sire of stakes winners, died Tuesday at Winbak Farm in New York. He was 17 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008, when he also made an appearance at the ceremony on the lawn of the Harness Racing Museum in Goshen, NY.
 
Bred and campaigned by Mal Burroughs, who also drove the colt to victory in the Hambletonian, Malabar Man's wins also included the Breeders Crown at both ages two and three. He earned $2,143,903 in his racing career while training with Jimmy Takter.
 
A son of Supergill, Malabar Man has sired the winners of $36.9 million. Among his offspring are 2008 Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of The Year Honorable Daughter; Armbro Barrister, a winner of $972,896; Elegant Man 1:53.2 ($856,037); and Power To Charm 3, 1:53.1 ($644,880). As a broodmare sire his credits include the $1 million-winning filly Possess The Magic 3, 1:53.2 and last year's Hambletonian Oaks champion Bar Slide.
 
His last crop will be born in 2012.
 
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