07/22/2007 11:00PM

Raise a Man dies at age 30

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Multiple graded stakes winner and pensioned sire Raise a Man died Sunday at age 30 at Milfer Farms in New York. The farm's owner, Jonathan Davis, confirmed the death Monday.

A son of Raise a Native, Raise a Man died of natural causes. He had been pensioned since March and covered no mares in 2007 after standing in 2006 for $1,000.

Raise a Man raced in 1980 and 1981. He won half of his 12 starts and earned four stakes victories and $257,450.

Among his best North American runners was the multiple Grade 2 winner Raise a Stanza. Shuttled to South Africa for the 1990 and 1991 breeding seasons, Raise a Man sired a pair of champions: sprinter Whistling Dixie and two-time champion older mare Splendid Ann.- Glenye Cain Oakford