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  • #1609376
    Tonge
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    I only learned the other day that he was still alive and was surprised. Now he sadly isn’t. 30 is a fine old age though. R.I.P.
    https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/godolphin-superstar-and-dual-king-george-hero-swain-dies-at-the-age-of-30/570901

    #1609378
    Gladiateur
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    What a wonderful warrior- he won two top-class King Georges, beating Pilsudski, Helissio and Singspiel in 1997 and High-Rise, Royal Anthem and Daylami the following year.

    At least he had a long and, I’m sure, very happy retirement. R.I.P. Swain.

    #1609636
    Triptych
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    I also didn’t realise he was still with us and it’s sad on learning that to also hear of his death.
    What a wonderful long and full life he had to the great age of 30.
    R.I.P Swain

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    #1609660
    Ex RubyLight
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    The same with me, Jac. What a fantastic horse he was. I’d dare to say he was one of their top three horses ever along with Sakhee and Fantastic Light.

    He ran against the best horses around and was unsuited by the Longchamp soft ground otherwise he might have won an Arc as well.

    May he rest in peace.

    #1609806
    Gladiateur
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    @Ruby:

    “he was one of their top three horses ever along with Sakhee and Fantastic Light.”

    Have you forgotten Dubai Millennium or (like me) do think that he was overrated?

    #1609866
    Ex RubyLight
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    @Glad: How could I forget Dubai Millennium? I just felt that he was a few decent G1 wins away from achieving what they expected from him. The QEII and the Royal Ascot wins as well as the Dubai World Cup were pretty impressive performances, but the 2nd placed horses like Behrens or Sumitas never came even close of winning a race again.
    I enjoyed those races Swain ran in against the likes of Singspiel, Pilsudski, Shantou Helissio, Lammtarra.

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