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Archipenko Dies

Son of Kingmambo sired Gr1 winners on three continents

Archipenko (Kingmambo-Bound I, by Nijinsky), who just last weekend sired his third Gr1 winner – Hong Kong Cup hero Time Warp (GB) – has died at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket from a rare form of lymphoma. He was just 13.

Archipenko

Archipenko – in work

A press release from Lanwades owner Kirsten Rausing reads:

“Archipenko had a brief illness due to a rare, rapid and aggressive lymphoma. This is a fatal but non-infectious condition that is, sadly, untreatable. Until shortly before his death, Archipenko had been in good health and, in fact, successfully covered mares to Southern Hemisphere time at Lanwades. Archipenko, as good-looking as he was well-bred, was a delightful individual to deal with and he is an enormous loss to Lanwades and the European Thoroughbred breeding industry in general.”

Trained initially by Aidan O’Brien and campaigned in the Michael Tabor silks, Archipenko won the Gr2 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial in 2007 but trailed in last behind Authorized (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) in the blue riband.

Mike de Kock

Mike de Kock – success with Archipenko

Three further Gr1 assignments that season resulted in off-the-board finishes and he was transferred to trainer Mike de Kock.

Archipenko reappeared at the 2008 Dubai carnival in the silks of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum and in his second start for his new connections, scooped the Gr2 Al Fahidi Fort. He was third next out in the Gr1 Dubai Duty Free and put it all together for a Gr1 win next time in the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup at Sha Tin.

Archipenko returned to Britain that summer to take the Gr2 Summer Mile at Ascot and put in a strong showing in a trip to the USA to be second in the Gr1 Arlington Million.

Archipenko’s son Kingston Mines wins the J&B Jet Stayers for Mike de Kock on Met Day, 2015

He  added one more group win before his career came to a close, taking the Gr3 Zabeel Mile at the 2009 Dubai carnival.

Archipenko stood at Lanwades and also shuttled to Argentina. There, he was responsible for this year’s Gr1 Gran Premio General San Martin winner Forty One (Arg) and three other Gr1 winners.

His European flagbearer was the Gr1 British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes winner Madame Chiang (GB), while Time Warp last weekend gave his sire a Gr1 winner on three continents. –

Thanks to Thoroughbred Daily News

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