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Wednesday, December 19

Top Event Sire Ramiro B Passes Away

It was announced today that top event sire, Ramiro B , has passed on after being diagnosed with irreversible kidney failure at the age of 24.   Ramiro B has been standing in the UK since 2011, and has consistently been one of the most popular eventing sires in the World, currently standing at number 6 on the World Breeding Federation Eventing Sire rankings.   His progeny have had their most successful year to date in 2018, with Cooley Master Class winning the Rolex Kentucky CCI 4* with Oliver Townend, followed by Cooley SRS achieving runner up spot at Badminton Horse Trials also with Oliver later in the Spring.  Nina Barbour, owner of Ramiro B said, "Ramiro B owes us nothing.  It was a real shock for us this week, when the team at Leahurst diagnosed him with irreversible kidney failure, following a deterioration in his appetite last week.  He has been much loved and I am very grateful to both the teams at Stallion AI and Bolesworth who have looked after him beautifully to the end.  We will all miss him very much, but it is a comfort that we have frozen semen stored and will be able to continue his legacy for some time to come". Stallion AI services said, "We were all terribly sad to hear of the loss of Ramiro B.  We have been honoured and privileged to have him standing with us since 2011 and so he really has been a big part of the family here.  His temperament was second to none and he was a gentleman in every way.  His legacy will live on through his incredibly successful progeny that are already out competing as well as his future foals". Our thoughts are with Nina Barbour and the whole team at Bolesworth at this incredibly sad time.  

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