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Sunday, January 24, 2016

England - Grade 1-winning mare Somali Lemonade dies

SOMALI LEMONADE, winner of the Grade 1 Diana Stakes, died on Saturday after complications from foaling.



SOMALI LEMONADE, winner of the Grade 1 Diana Stakes, died on Saturday after complications from foaling.

The seven-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid, who was in foal for the first time to Frankel, was residing at Lofts Hall Stud in Essex and also lost her foal.

At two, Somali Lemonade won twice for trainer Michael Matz and owner Caroline Forgason, including victory in the Grade 3 JP Morgan Chase.

She went on to win once as a four-year-old adding another Grade 3 to her name when landing the Grade 3 Dr James Penny Memorial Handicap by half a length.

During her five-year-old season Somali Lemonade won three times including the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap and the Grade 1 TVG Diana Stakes.

Bred by Cina Forgason, Somali Lemonade was out of the unraced Nureyev mare Chic Corine and was a half-sister to Listed winner Rasta Farian and to Brusca, the dam of Group 3 winner Baraan.
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