It is with great sadness Kitchwin Hills announces the death of their young stallion Time For War.
Time for War
In the early hours of Sunday morning Time For War was pronounced dead, early signs would suggest colic, but Kitchwin Hills are awaiting post-mortem results to determine his death.
After covering a strong book of quality mares this season, manager Mick Malone was extremely disappointed and saddened by the event.
"Time For War was a gentleman, and a pleasure to work with," he said. "After being underbidder on him as a yearling and following him throughout his career, then purchasing him at the end of his racing life from Scott Darby and his team of loyal supporters, it's just hard to believe this has happened.
"He was shaping as everything we had hoped for. Time For War was the closest resemblance to his father Snitzel as I have ever seen, and his foals now follow on, in type and attitude."
Malone added: "Anyone who has been involved in making a young stallion knows how much hard work and passion goes into a horse like Time For War. I'll take this moment to commend all our staff, who are in shock over his passing, and all are very upset. He was a character and was loved by all.
"Thank you to all who supported Time For War during his short career, the quality of his progeny will see his legacy grow, especially knowing he covered a bigger book in his second season.
"Kitchwin Hills are committed to supporting all breeders who used him and will push and promote his progeny until the very last one sells."
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