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Wicklow Brave; a true hero

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    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    Wicklow Brave won a race where he was Evens favourite and the 7/4 second favourite stable companion Robin De Carlow was pulled up lame after the first fence. Had very little to beat.

    value is everything
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    befairbefair
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    Amazing how lucky he has been

    #1450310
    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    Just as much well placed as lucky, to be fair.

    value is everything
    #1450423
    adminadmin
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    Racing for over six years, nearly a million in prize money, 16 wins in bumpers, hurdles, chases and flat races.

    A proper racehorse, not many like him.

    #1450728
    honeysdad
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    Both Man Alive and Alverton won and competed in decent races Flat Hurdles and Chasing

    #1450730
    befairbefair
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    It does make me wonder how those who were much superior over hurdles to Wicklow Brave would have fared on the flat. Faugheen and Annie power in particular would surely have had a big chance in the Ascot Gold Cup

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    All Jeff
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    I really hope that he can add another big win tomorrow in The American Grand National.

    He’s certainly versatile enough, and I will be cheering him on.

    #1470945
    Kristaltips
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    RIP Wicklow Brave. He took a bad fall at the last when looking all over the winner and sadly, the racecourse have tweeted he fractured his shoulder and has been euthanised. So, so sad 😪

    #1470953
    befairbefair
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    Can’t believe this; I’m heartbroken

    #1470965
    Bachelors HallBachelors Hall
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    Shame to lose such a talented and honest animal and very sad for those who loved him. Hopefully we can take solace in the fact he died with dignity and compassion while doing something he clearly enjoyed.

    Never a dull moment in his life so long may the memories of his compelling career endure!

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    SteeplechasingSteeplechasing
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    They broke the mould after the wonderful Wicklow Brave was born. Condolences to all who loved him. I hope Cheltenham commissions a statue of him.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #1471845
    greenasgrass
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    A sad end to this thread which should have recorded another win on his varied CV. It’ll be a while before we see his like again.

    #1471854
    TriptychTriptych
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    Devastating news I still can’t believe it.
    So many sad stories especially his groom, Willie Mullins, Nicky Henderson, the public all adored this wonderful horse and it’s just a real heartbreaker.

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1471855
    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    Indeed, a sad end to a horse with a real character.

    value is everything
    #1472268
    Kristaltips
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    A beautiful tribute has been written to Wicklow Brave on the Racing Post Website today. Well worth reading:

    https://www.racingpost.com/news/comment/thoughts-on-life-death-and-thoroughbreds-after-the-cruel-loss-of-wicklow-brave/405235

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