Gold Allure fades as progeny start to shine

Gold Dream becomes the fourth top-level winner for sire Gold Allure PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi Gold Allure fades as progeny start to shine By Nancy Sexton 11:52AM 23 FEB 2017 AS FATE would have it, an excellent weekend for Gold Allure coincided with the news of the stallion's death from heart disease at the age of 18.
Gold Allure won't be remembered as the best son of Sunday Silence to head to stud – that's an accolade long wrapped up by Deep Impact – but for anyone looking to breed a dirt runner in Japan, there were surely few more reliable sources.
The Shadai Farm stallion, who was due to stand this season for 3 million yen (£21,000/€25,000), was Japan's champion dirt sire in 2014 and 2016 and has not finished out of the top two on the leading dirt sires' list since 2009. Following the weekend and all that is promised for the future, he is now in pole position to land a third title.
The crowning point of the weekend came courtesy of Gold Dream's vict..