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Star stayer Leading Light might have run his last race in the British Champions Long Distance Cup, won by Forgotten Rules, on British Champion Day, 18 October 2014.
He “was badly hampered by the eventual winner of the British Champions Long Distance Cup, Forgotten Rules, and the result of the incident is injuries to both his front legs.”Read more here.
Get better very soon, poor boy.
Photo: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot RacecourseLeading Light and Joseph O’Brien after they won the Gold Cup during the Royal Ascot meeting, 19 June 2014
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startinggate:

Room Service hoses off after the Belmont Oaks (I)
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thehorsegodbuilt:

Joyful Victory
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The time flies. It is already a year ago Dullahan has passed, as result of a broken colon.
I miss you, beautiful boy.8 February 2009 - 20 October 2013
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twostarsandstripes:

Goldie boy!  I’m, like, really, really excited to see how he does at stud.  Thanks to his sire, he’s a distant relative of Ruffian, and that just gets me every time I think of it.
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thehorsegodbuilt:

Alphabet Soup winning the 1996 Breeder’s Cup Classic 
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racinglegends:

Champion Wise Dan will miss the Breeders’ Cup 2014, after having “developed a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone of the right front fetlock…”Announced on 13 October 2014.
Read more and see owner Mr. Fink’s statement to the Breeders’ Cup here.
Speedy recovery Dan, get well soon.
Photo: NYRA
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Not only has Sheikh Hamdan’s super filly Taghrooda been retired from racing today, 13 October 2014, the sheikh’s Mukhadram has been retired as well.
Mukhadram’s final race was to be the Champion Stakes at Ascot on 18 October, but “it became apparent the ground would be too soft for him to contest his end of season target …” Read more here.
"Mukhadram’s retired too. It’s too wet at Ascot, but he’s been a tough, consistent performer and he’s a fine, big, good-looking horse so we hope he’ll appeal to breeders," said the sheikh’s racing manager Angus Gold.
While Taghrooda will join her owner’s broodmare band, Mukhadram will be retired to his owner’s Shadwell Stud.

The William Haggas-trained son of Shamardal and Magic Tree, foaled on 6 April 2009, is the winner of five races from 16 starts, including the 2012 Wood Ditton Stakes, 2013 Brigadier Gerard Stakes and this year’s Coral-Eclipse Stakes. He ran second in the 2013 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes behind Al Kazeem, third in the 2013 Coral-Eclipse also behind Al Kazeem, second to African Story in the 2014 Dubai World Cup and third behind Taghrooda in the King George VI and Queen Elizabets Stakes. He won £1,968,250 in pricemoney.
Happy and long retirement, my boy. <3
Photo: www.racehorsephotos.co.ukMukhadram at Ascot after the King George at Ascot, 26 July 2014
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