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Westbury Sire Cullen Euthanased
NZ Westbury Stud-based 9YO sire Cullen (Danehill-Princess Tracy, by Ahonoora) "has had to be put down after developing complications from a high temperature," reported NZ Thoroughbred Marketing. Westbury general manager Russell Warwick confirmed: "A number of vets have made a concerted effort over the past week to get the horse over his complications. But he deteriorated to a degree where the veterinary team were left with no choice other than to euthanase him. It is very sad to see the horse meet such a premature end just when his oldest crop, now 3YOs, have really started to hit their straps & he has had 6 individual 3YO winners this season. Everyone at Westbury Stud is devastated by the loss of such an exciting stallion prospect." Cullen's own wins included the Gr3 Blue Diamond Preview & Gr3 Rubiton Stakes in Australia, plus runner-up in the NZ Gr1 Railway Handicap & 3rd in Australia's Gr2 Pago Pago Stakes. Cullen is a full brother to the successful Baerami Thoroughbreds-based stallion Danasinga & a half-brother to Little Avondale Stud's promising stallion Towkay.