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    KenhKenh
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    Backed Rock On Ruby but absolutely shattered as things look the worse for Darlan who took a crashing fall at the last. We can only hope but things look very bad indeed. This has put a real downer on the day.

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    BurroughhillBurroughhill
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    From glory to horror in a second. Horrible.

    #428455
    wilsonlwilsonl
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    Doesn’t look good at all.

    :(

    Lee

    #428457
    Gazs Way De SolzenGazs Way De Solzen
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    That left a horrible feeling seeing that fall.

    Looked horrible. :( :(

    #428459
    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    The way Darlan was moving his legs on the ground, it looks fatal.
    Such a shame. :(

    value is everything
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    Bachelors HallBachelors Hall
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    That was one of those falls that goes right through you. Shocking stuff.

    Still waiting on the news but hopes aren’t high.

    I can only take comfort from the fact that the atmosphere in the racing world has turned into an utterly sombre one as it’s indicative that the horses are the true heroes in the sport.

    Deep commiserations to all connected to the horse :(

    #428461
    ivanjicaivanjica
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    RIP fella. Horribly reminiscent of Golden Cygnet’s sad demise 35 years ago. Oh what might have been.

    Probably not the right place to say this but I wonder did his jockey today over do the "covering up" and not give his mount enough time to measure the flight. Whatever, in 35 years time lets hope Darlan’s memory lives on as this generation’s Golden Cygnet – that would be the most fitting tribute.

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    rcoverton
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    Just heard there was a dreadful fall via Racing Post <!– s:( –>:(<!– s:( –> Tragic!

    #428463
    KenhKenh
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    Just been confirmed as fatal. This is very sad indeed. Am absolutely gutted and commiserations go to all connected with the horse.

    #428464
    rcoverton
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    Darlan suffered a fatal fall at the last flight in the Listed Hurdle at Doncaster.
    RIP to a great horse with huge potential.

    #428465
    Bachelors HallBachelors Hall
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    S***

    RIP

    #428466
    BlackGold
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    Yes, ATR just confirmed it was a fatal fall at the last hurdle. Just stepped at it and broke his neck. RIP. :(

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    paulostermeyerpaulostermeyer
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    Some days this sport can be so wonderful and exhilarating.

    Then you can get a day like this and it can really suck.

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    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    RIP fella. Horribly reminiscent of Golden Cygnet’s sad demise 35 years ago. Oh what might have been.

    Probably not the right place to say this but I wonder did his jockey today over do the "covering up" and not give his mount enough time to measure the flight.

    Absolutely right Ivanjica, it is NOT the place to say it. Totally UNTRUE anyway, AP had Darlan covered up due to a strong headwind. Doing what was best for horse, connections and punters. He then moves the horse out in plenty of time but didn’t (through no fault of AP’s) meet the final flight on a good stride. Paid the ultimate penalty.

    value is everything
    #428471
    Roddy OwenRoddy Owen
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    Desperately sad for everyone, coasting and looking so good. AP stood himself down and who could blame him

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