Tag: Obituary

Two of racing’s finest servants farewelled

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Two of racing’s finest servants farewelled

Passing of Creator and Williamstown at Old Friends in Kentucky.

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A horse vet for 75 years, Jack Powell dies at 101

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
A horse vet for 75 years, Jack Powell dies at 101

On his retirement in 2011, he was Europe’s longest-serving veterinarian.

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Leading Aussie sprinter Hay List succumbs to laminitis

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leading Aussie sprinter Hay List succumbs to laminitis

Talented sprinter was unlucky to be up against Black Caviar throughout his career.

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Freak accident kills NZ racehorse trainer

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Freak accident kills NZ racehorse trainer

Failure of hydraulics in truck ramp thought to have caused fatal injuries to Steven Anderton.

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Nicholson’s ’96 Olympic medalist Jagermeister dies at 28

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Nicholson’s ’96 Olympic medalist Jagermeister dies at 28

Leading eventer became grand prix showjumper in retirement.

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Sudden death of popular German course designer

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sudden death of popular German course designer

Level 3 jumping course designer Andreas Hollmann collpases during competition in Spain.

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Melbourne Cup victor Doriemus dies at 24

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Melbourne Cup victor Doriemus dies at 24

New Zealand bred winner of 1995 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups succumbs to hoof injury.

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British eventing legend Richard Meade dies at 76

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
British eventing legend Richard Meade dies at 76

Meade was the outstanding rider of his time and British team lynchpin for 21 years.

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Dressage loses leading judge, official Wojtek Markowski

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Dressage loses leading judge, official Wojtek Markowski

Polish dressage enthusiast was London 2012 TD and was to have same role in Rio.

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Leading NZ sire O’Reilly dies at 21

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leading NZ sire O’Reilly dies at 21

Burst aorta suspected in sudden death of leading race sire, who died on December 31.

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Athina Onassis loses leading mare in freak jumping accident

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Athina Onassis loses leading mare in freak jumping accident

AD Camille Z breaks hind leg during a qualifying competition in Geneva on Thursday night.

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British eventer Opposition Buzz dies suddenly at 17

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
British eventer Opposition Buzz dies suddenly at 17

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

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Horse Sport Ireland’s former leader Joe Walsh dies

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Horse Sport Ireland’s former leader Joe Walsh dies

Passing of former Minister of Agriculture comes as a shock to party leader.

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Star Kiwi galloper Rough Habit dies at 28

| November 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Star Kiwi galloper Rough Habit dies at 28

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

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Death of second horse after Melbourne Cup mars big day

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Death of second horse after Melbourne Cup mars big day

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

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Paddock accident claims life of Zenyatta’s weanling filly

| October 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
Paddock accident claims life of Zenyatta’s weanling filly

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

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Famed owner-breeder Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Famed owner-breeder Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

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

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Passing of leading Canadian dressage horse Viva’s Salieri W

| October 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
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.

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Jockeys in US, Australia die after racing accidents

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jockeys in US, Australia die after racing accidents

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

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Cigar dies at 24 after surgery complications

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cigar dies at 24 after surgery complications

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

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