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Crack C dies at 25

Anky van Grunsven (NED) rides Crack C at World Equestrian Games, Jerez, September 2002

On May 9, KWPN stallion Krack C (Flemmingh x Beaujolais), bred by Fred Vlaar, died at the age of 25. He left a total of 10 KWPN approved sons, including Tuschinski (Krack C x Pion), United (Krack C x TCN Partout), Vivaldi (Krack C x Jazz) and Zhivago (Krack C x Jazz). A further three of his sons are Oldenburg, NRPS and Danish Warmblood approved. Apart from his exceptional breeding results, Krack C was a popular competitor, well known for his striking performances, both as a young stallion and with Anky van Grunsven who successfully guided his Grand Prix career. The high point of his career was the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera.