Heartbreak as top two-year-old who cost £500,000 is killed in horse box accident on way to new stable | The Sun
29th April 2023

A PROMISING two-year-old, who had just been bought for £500,000 at the sales, was tragically killed while being transported to his new stable.

The colt by Harry Angel finished as the top lot at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale in Doncaster on Tuesday.

He was bought by Irish trainer Michael O'Callaghan for half a million after a bidding war with several leading owners, including Kia Joorabchian.

But while he was being driven back to County Kildare he reportedly suffered a fatal injury after a freak accident.

O'Callaghan said at the time of purchasing the horse at Doncaster: “He’s the best horse here, and by a long way.

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"He’s from the same family as Twilight Jet, who’s been a very good horse for us.

"If there’s one from the sale I didn’t want to leave without, it was him.”

Racing fans expressed their sadness at the news on social media.

One said: "Very sad news! Heart goes out to all connected absolutely heartbreaking."

Another added: "That is so heartbreaking, he was only just starting out his life. Poor baby."

While another said: "That is bitterly sad news for everyone involved, thoughts with his connections."


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