Monday, 30 January 2017 19:19

Many Clouds Dies

Sady this weekend we lost a great horse. Many Clouds, champion and hero of the 2015 Grand National passed away after a dramatic weekend victory at Cheltenham against Thistlecrack.

 

At the start of the race Many Clouds had drifted to 8/1 whilst Thistlecrack started at 4/9 making the victory all the more exciting. Collapsing after the final post veterinary staff were on the scene straight away but sadly it was not meant to be.

 

Trainer Oliver Sherwood was quoted by RTE:

 

"We've got to look forward and not look back. He's been the horse of a lifetime and I always said he would die for you and he's died for me and the team today doing what he does best.

 

"He wanted to win that race, he was beaten and then fought back in the last 50 yards to win.

"It's sad for Trevor and my team at Rhonehurst, I've been in the game 32 years and horses like that don't come along very often.

 

"You've got to enjoy it and it happens to us all, we all go one day. We've got to be philosophical and celebrate the Hennessy and National wins and that was almost a career-best performance.

 

"One thing I want now is for Thistlecrack to win the Gold Cup."

 

Over his career Many Clouds registered a 44% win rate with 12 first place finishes and 7 second place finishes. With career earnings of over £900,000.00 he will surely be missed.

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