04/13/2011 2:27PM

Former Lane's End stallion Manzotti dies

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Pensioned Texas-based stallion Manzotti has died at his farm, according to Barbara Kvalsvig, who helped oversee the horse’s care during his retirement at Brookshire Farm in Brookshire, Texas. A Nijinksy II horse, Manzotti was 28 and died on April 12.

Manzotti, sire of 1994 Coaching Club American Oaks winner Two Altazano, was pensioned at Brookshire Farm. In addition to Two Altazano, he also sired graded winners Desert Air and Victorious Type. His earnings stand at more than $7.9 million from 13 racing-age crops.

Virginia-bred Manzotti was a three-time Grade 3 winner. His dam was Grade 3-placed Shufleur, by Tom Rolfe. He was her only stakes-winner.

Manzotti was pensioned at Brookshire about seven years ago after retiring from Lane’s End Texas, Kvalsvig said.