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  • #20475
    thehorsesmouth
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    Had to be put down following his fall in the John Durkan at Punchestown today.

    He’ll be remembered for his brilliant win in the Irish Hennnessy in the spring, where he won with ease.

    RIP

    #382134
    fivelongdays
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    Thought he was up and OK after his fall, so this news came as a shock.

    After his Novices Chase win at Punchestown, I thought he was going to be a Gold Cup horse…and after his Irish Hennessy win, I knew he was going to be.

    It wasn’t to be the case, sadly, but I still liked him a hell of a lot. Not many horses can win a (Ulster) Derby and a (Irish) Hennessy!

    Rest easy.

    FLD

    Twitter=@PGHenn

    So don't run, just like the others always do

    #382152
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    RIP Kempes!

    #382176
    vikingflagship
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    :( rip kempes

    vf

    #382193
    juliemo
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    RIP Kempes,If there was ever a horse that needed to be pulled up it was clearly this one. How sad that the last minutes of his life were spent in pain after chasing after the field and hitting jumps all the way round. He clearly hated the going and was not responding to the whip. He deserved better :-(

    #382197
    botherless
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    Similar accident to War of the World yesterday…..great shame
    R.I.P

    #382203
    Ten Plus
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    WHY WHY WHY are horses not pulled up when they are either not going well throughout or when their chance has gone and they are fading …

    RIP Kempes,If there was ever a horse that needed to be pulled up it was clearly this one. How sad that the last minutes of his life were spent in pain after chasing after the field and hitting jumps all the way round. He clearly hated the going and was not responding to the whip. He deserved better :-(

    #382228
    botherless
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    Very good point Ten Plus…. it happens too often…..
    Tired falls……

    #382253
    mort
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    Only post very rarely these days, but was so upset by this needless death. What a shame the (from what I can see of his RP record) inexperienced jockey did not listen to what his way more experienced horse was telling him and pull him up. Very, very sad.

    #382254
    mort
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    Oh, I correct myself. Having looked him up again, seems he has ridden loads in Ireland. Even worse, then, should have understood what the horse was telling him…

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