you know what i think really sucks. all these horse that unfotunately pass away, and other than those of us who care online, no one gives them a mention or a second thought. All the racing post writes, is fell, pulled up… dead. Surely there is a nicer way of acknowledging their passing. Nil Desperandum, i always liked that horse, just as i did alessandro severo, who died last year and never got a second mention. :(
Goes along with Blowing Wind (and Clan Royal provisionally) for me as one of the greatest National Horses never to actually win it. He was a brave thing and will be sadly missed, especially at Aintree in 3/4 weeks time.
would have been at Uttoxeter that day, but had gone to Northumberland and was watching the race on the telly. I’m so glad I wasn’t there, he’d been one of my favourites for a long time. He was descended from the Vulgan bloodline which took me back to my childhood….never understand why some horses just capture your heart and others don’t. It’s always mixed emotions when they retire, relief that they’re still in one piece but sadness never to see them on the racetrack again mo