06/20/2006 12:00AM

Warrsan dies at 8 of tumor


Warrsan, a four-time Group 1 winner in Europe, died on Monday at a training yard in England because of complications from a tumor, according to the Racing Post. Warrsan was 8.

Warrsan, the winner - twice - of both the Group 1 Coronation Cup in England and the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden in Germany, was retired earlier this year because of a leg injury after a globe-trotting career. He was being treated for the tumor at the Newmarket training yard of Clive Brittain, Warrsan's trainer. His final race was the Hong Kong Vase in December, in which he finished last of 12.

"I would like to thank all those who tried so hard to save him, but unfortunately it was not to be," said Warrsan's owner and breeder, Saeed Manana, quoted in the Racing Post. "I feel so sorry for Clive Brittain and all his team who loved him as much as I did."

The Irish-bred Warrsan, an Irish-bred by Caerleon out of the High Line mare Lucayan Princess, won 9 of 43 career starts and earned approximately $2.8 million.