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The idea that owners are going to "blame" a stud if a stallion suddenly dies, or proves infertile, during a covering season is totally ridiculous.
When the "old" Lord Derby’s mighty stallion Phalaris died prematurely from a heart attack in February 1931, after only a few coverings, did breeders then decide not to patronise his stallions like Pharos, Fairway, or a few years later, Hyperion?
Did they go off in a huff because he didn’t immediately provide them with another son of Polymelus as a replacement?
Of course not.