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Japanese racehorse Deep Impact, the winner of seven domestic Grade One titles and one of the world’s leading sires, was put down Tuesday at the age of 17, the stud farm operator said.

According to the Shadai Stallion Station, Deep Impact, who was crowned Japanese Champion Sire for seven consecutive years from 2012, was euthanized after he was diagnosed with a cervical spine fracture on Tuesday morning from which he could not recover.

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