Tag: Obituary

The horse’s champion Sir Peter O’Sullevan dies at 97

| 30 July 2015 8:39 am | 0 Comments
The horse’s champion Sir Peter O’Sullevan dies at 97

Legendary commentator was also a life-long advocate for horse welfare.

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William Fox-Pitt’s Tamarillo dies at 23

| 29 July 2015 10:32 am | 0 Comments
William Fox-Pitt’s Tamarillo dies at 23

Genes of leading eventer live on in his clone, born in 2013.

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NZ friesian movie horse Wabe dies at 24

| 28 July 2015 9:51 am | 1 Comment
NZ friesian movie horse Wabe dies at 24

Dutch-bred stallion was the first of his breed to compete in dressage in NZ.

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Memorial service to mark jockey’s passing

| 27 July 2015 9:32 pm | 1 Comment
Memorial service to mark jockey’s passing

Southland based Irish jockey Ross Doherty died at Wingatui racecourse.

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Mexico’s legendary “Singing cowboy” dies at 64

| 17 July 2015 11:20 am | 3 Comments
Mexico’s legendary “Singing cowboy” dies at 64

Multiple grammy winner sang and played guitar while riding on stage.

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Keen racehorse owner Omar Sharif dies at 83

| 12 July 2015 11:33 am | 0 Comments
Keen racehorse owner Omar Sharif dies at 83

Legendary Egyptian actor was a tipster and successful owner in France.

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Harness racing writer Ron Bisman dies at 82

| 8 July 2015 9:38 am | 0 Comments
Harness racing writer Ron Bisman dies at 82

Writer had a long career covering trotting in New Zealand and beyond.

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Aust trackwork rider dies after horse fall

| 2 July 2015 8:47 am | 0 Comments
Aust trackwork rider dies after horse fall

“Horse fanatic” Friederike Ruhle, 25, dies of injuries after Caulfield fall.

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Paddock injury claims life of famous OTTB Kauto Star

| 1 July 2015 9:11 am | 0 Comments
Paddock injury claims life of famous OTTB Kauto Star

Legendary steeplechaser suffers mystery fall in paddock at home.

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Townfields Saddlery founder Geoff Charley dies at 75

| 28 June 2015 10:28 am | 0 Comments
Townfields Saddlery founder Geoff Charley dies at 75

Geoff and Gill Charley founded the business in 1963.

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French rider dies 7 months after cross-country fall

| 27 June 2015 9:37 am | 1 Comment
French rider dies 7 months after cross-country fall

Guillaume Pucci had been in a coma since November after a fall.

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Leg fracture claims life of eventer Easy Tiger IV

| 25 June 2015 9:38 am | 0 Comments
Leg fracture claims life of eventer Easy Tiger IV

Vets unable to save NZ OTTB after injury on Houghton Hall cross-country.

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Bramham cross-country injury claims advanced horse Uwald

| 24 June 2015 10:48 am | 0 Comments
Bramham cross-country injury claims advanced horse Uwald

Uwald was “a wonderful horse, a dear friend and part of the family”.

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Grevy’s zebra foal dies suddenly at California zoo

| 12 June 2015 12:52 pm | 0 Comments
Grevy’s zebra foal dies suddenly at California zoo

Cause of filly foal’s death as yet unknown.

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World’s fastest standardbred Cambest dies in US

| 12 June 2015 9:22 am | 1 Comment
World’s fastest standardbred Cambest dies in US

Cambest’s time of 1:46.1 in a 1993 time trial remains a world record.

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Famed NZ galloper Bonecrusher dies at 32

| 11 June 2015 4:17 pm | 0 Comments
Famed NZ galloper Bonecrusher dies at 32

Great Kiwi galloper succumbs to laminitis after 24-year retirement.

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Racehorse’s death mars Triple Crown day at Belmont

| 8 June 2015 11:01 am | 2 Comments
Racehorse’s death mars Triple Crown day at Belmont

4yo French horse Helwan euthanised after breaking a cannon bone.

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Horse aimed for PanAm Games dies after US cross-country

| 8 June 2015 9:07 am | 0 Comments
Horse aimed for PanAm Games dies after US cross-country

Wise Espartaco collapses after clear round in a CIC2* event in Minnesota.

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Death of Zenyatta’s mum Vertigineux confirmed

| 3 June 2015 8:42 am | 0 Comments
Death of Zenyatta’s mum Vertigineux confirmed

19-year-old died late last year at Coolmore Stud after a bout of colic.

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Tatts leader dies after fatal cross-country injury

| 31 May 2015 9:00 pm | 2 Comments
Tatts leader dies after fatal cross-country injury

Favorit Z, ridden by Sam Griffiths, suffers fatal fall in Ireland.

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