According to a spokesperson, Indiana Thoroughbred stallion Moro Oro died Friday from complications of old age.
Moro Oro, sired by Moro out of Bernadine by Princely Native had royalty in his background when you consider Native Dancer. He was bred by L. T. Smith Enterprises and received his training from C. David Norris. He became a multiple stakes winner.
The stallion was stabled at Lee Sorrell’s Sorrel Farm, near Elberfeld, Indiana. The 20-year-old Moro Oro was owned by Walter Bates. From all appearances, the horse seemed to be in good health.
During his racing campaign, Moro Oro raced for his owner Walter Bates. He set a track record in the 1996 Fort Wayne Stakes, clocking in at 1:07 2/5 for six furlongs.
Moro Oro’s racing record accrued three stakes wins and placings in seven others.
The stallion sired stakes winners that earned more than $3.5 million. Among Moro Oro’s progeny are Demido, Four Columns, Free Bonus, and Mo Faster.
Source: Blood Horse
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