08/23/2013 1:33PM

Desert Style, Group 3 winner and sire, dies of colic


Desert Style, a multiple Group 3 winner and sire, died in Qatar after a severe case of colic, Racing Post reports.

The Irish-bred 21-year-old Green Desert horse had moved to Qatar earlier this year after spending the past six seasons at French stud Haras du Hoguenet. Prior to that he spent time at Irish farms Morristown Lattin Stud and Corbally Stud.

Trained by James Bolger for Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al- Maktoum, Desert Style was multiple Group 1-placed during his juvenile season racing in Ireland, and then emerged during his 3-year-old campaign with a trio of Group 3 wins.

Desert Style retired with five wins in 11 career starts for earnings of $300,993.

At stud, Desert Style has 15 crops of racing age, with 373 winners to date, including 12 in graded or group stakes.

Desert Style’s leading runners include Mandesha, Europe’s champion filly in 2006; Paco Boy, a Group 1 winner in England and France whose first foals are yearlings of 2013; French Group 1 winner Caradak, who stands in Spain; German Derby winner and French sire Next Desert; Irish and French 2,000 Guineas winner Bachir, who also stands in France; and Desert Blanc, winner of the Grade 1 Manhattan Handicap in 2012, who now stands at Haras du Hoguenet.