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  • #3255
    Scottf
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    News just in on Sporting Life that Persian Punch has died from a heart attack at Ascot during the Sagaro.

    Sad news.

    #81281
    Daylight
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    Confirmed, Absolute terrible news! If one horse ever deserved a long retirement it was he!

    A massive loss to racing.

    #81282
    Scottf
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    They’ve actually removed the story again.  Let’s hope they and I have jumped the gun.

    edit:  Definitely confirmed now:(

    (Edited by Scottf at 3:10 pm on April 28, 2004)

    #81283
    Happy Jack
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    It’s been confirmed on the Racing Post site. Absolutely desperate news.

    #81284
    Nick Hatton
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    If only all racehorses had his spirit.

    RIP Persian Punch.

    #81285
    rory
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    I think we’ll all feel the same on hearing this story; doubtless there will be discussions about whether he should have been racing again at the age of 11, but that is surely redundant. He was always gallant and in a way it seems fitting that he should go out with his boots on, as it were.

    #81286
    Racing Daily
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    I’m glad it wasn’t on TV :crying:

    Absolutely dire news.

    #81287
    gamble
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    Persian Punch was blood and guts and all heart<br> He probably gave too much of himself

    #81288
    Humphrey
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    What a sickener…..There isn’t much more to add….It’s a black day for racing….. Persian Punch was a great advertisement for the sport….He carried it outside its own narrow boundaries.

    There have been many tears shed after his victories. But the wrong kind of tears today.

    #81289
    Matron
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    Very sad news.

    I was particularly fond of this horse.

    Regards – Matron<br>:cool:

    #81290
    Zoz
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    Shocking news, can’t quite believe it. This horse has been on the top of his game as long as I have been in the sport, I’d always hoped he’d retire safe.

    I can only begin to imagine what his groom must be feeling, as well as other connections.

    #81291
    village
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    Gutted :(

    #81292
    Artemis
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    Sad day for racing.

    A horse I have never backed, but the number of times he made me wish I had.

    I’m sure he’ll be remembered by a race in his honour at Newmarket or Ascot, places that won’t be the same without him this season.

    #81293
    wilsonl
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    Very sad indeed.

    He cost me a few quid over the years as he always managed to get done close home when my money was on yet prevail when I went against him.

    I never doubted his courage and will to win though and I can only echo previous thoughts in that it’s a terrible loss to the sport.

    Lee

    #81294
    phunter
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    Like TDK ,not my most favourite horse,but a sad day for racing and the horses connections,he got racing noticed on the news with some of his races so brought some positive publicity to racing..a sad day indeed.

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