Just seen it on Facebook that Labaik, the quirky yet talented winner of the Supreme Novices hurdle at Cheltenham 2017 has had to be put to sleep. Reports on Twitter say he cut his leg and it got badly infected. So sad, you can’t help but love a horse like him with a mind of his own. RIP Labaik 😪
Apologies Illavim, I only reported what I saw, and I see what I saw is acknowledged in the interview with Gordon Elliott. What gets me is where did that rumour come from, and even more, if he died several months ago, why was nothing reported?
Agreed, seems strange wasn’t reported at the time, but I guess some stables are better at passing this information on than others. Same with the rumour mill, can be like herding cats tracking them down!
Re Twitter maybe it’s being mixed up with his old leg injury back in 2017. Racing Post doesn’t list him as dead on their page for him, so if he did die several months ago, it’s all been kept pretty quiet it seems.