Tag: "Obituary"

Nicola Wilson (GBR) on Opposition Buzz
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British eventer Opposition Buzz dies suddenly at 17

Olympic silver team medalist had only recently been retired from 4* competition.

Rough Habit in his racing days.
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Star Kiwi galloper Rough Habit dies at 28

“Roughie” had a cult following in Queensland, where he won six Group One races.

Death of second horse after Melbourne Cup mars big day
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Death of second horse after Melbourne Cup mars big day

Araldo euthanised with a broken pastern he suffered while being returned to scale.

Zenyatta after the birth of Z Princess earlier this year.
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Paddock accident claims life of Zenyatta’s weanling filly

Weanling filly by War Front euthanised after sustaining injury at Lanes End Farm.

Nelson Bunker Hunt
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Famed owner-breeder Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

Multi-billionaire lost his fortune in silver collapse, but returned to high finance and racehorses.

Viva's Salieri W and Tom Dvorak
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Passing of leading Canadian dressage horse Viva’s Salieri W

Hanoverian stallion was in Canada’s silver medal winning team at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Carly-Mae Pye
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Jockeys in US, Australia die after racing accidents

Dark day for racing as injuries claim the lives of jockeys in Queensland and Indiana.

Cigar has died at the age of 24 following beck surgery.
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Cigar dies at 24 after surgery complications

Two-time horse of the year suffers fracture after surgery for spinal cord compression.

Cagney and Eric Lamaze.
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Eric Lamaze’s first top horse Cagney dies at 34

Irish Sport Horse was Lamaze’s “first solid grand prix horse”, moving him into the big time.

Bebe Davis and Poldy 10.
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Sad loss of leading US dressage pony Poldy 10

German-bred pony won many titles with different riders during his career.

Marie-Helen Lessard
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Accident claims tireless Canadian equestrian enthusiast

Marie-Helen Lessard and husband Steven Ratz among three dead in traffic accident.

Mary Hanna and Mosaic
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Passing of leading dressage horses Evento and Mosaic

Old age catches up on both horses, who made mark at 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Cruising
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Great Irish sport horse sire Cruising dies at 29

Influential stallion was a top showjumping and sire of leading eventers and jumpers.

Street Cry
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Zenyatta’s sire Street Cry dies at 16

Stallion was “the lynchpin” of Darley’s breeding operations in both the US and Australia.

Khaled Al Eid and Presley Boy at the Global Champions Tour in Abu Dhabi in November 2011.
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Sad loss of leading showjumper Presley Boy

Complications relating to laminitis claim top showjumper, who had been retired in 2012.

Horse dies after Burghley cross-country injury
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Horse dies after Burghley cross-country injury

Orto euthanised after injuring his stifle during the cross-country phase.

Harry Meade's Wild Lone collapses after WEG cross-country
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Harry Meade’s Wild Lone collapses after WEG cross-country

Sad loss of British team horse after clear round at Normandy.

Michael Bullman
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Popular jumping owner Michael Bullman dies at 72

Bullman lived for his passion and, was a “lover of horses first, and a horseman second”.

Eventer's son dies following rubgy league injury
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Eventer’s son dies following rubgy league injury

A son of New Zealand Olympic eventer Andrew Scott has died five days after sustaining head injuries in a rugby league match at Linton Military Camp in Palmerston North.

Norm Hawthorne. © Trish Dunell
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Respected TB studmaster Norm Hawthorn dies at 87

Life-long horseman started out as a shepherd and became a rodeo champion.

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