Woolfall Treasure: found dead in his field on Friday afternoon
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
By Nick Pulford 4:30PM 11 JUL 2016
POLICE are investigating the shocking killing of Woolfall Treasure, a former dual-purpose performer for Gary Moore, in a field at the grey’s retirement home.
The 11-year-old gelding, who won eight of his 58 races during a racing career that ended in April 2013, was found dead on Friday afternoon in a field at Kemnal Manor Stables near Chislehurst, south-east London. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Justine Bowdery, who runs the livery yard, has offered a reward of £3,000 to help catch the killer of Woolfall Treasure, known as ‘Wolfie’ both at Kemnal Manor and at Moore’s yard in West Sussex, where there was shock and sadness at the death of a much-loved horse.
Bowdery, who has around 30 horses at the yard, said: “We let them out at 8.30am and they come in at 3pm. When my staff went up in the afternoon, they found Wolfie on the floor. First of all they thought it was a kick to the head but the police found it was a bullet wound. He’d been shot at point-blank range.
“The police believe the weapon that was used was an illegal shotgun and they say the person involved is very dangerous.
“Chislehurst is a lovely place and I’ve never heard of any attacks in the area. It just seems random and crazy.”
A crowdfunding page on social media has been set up with the aim of raising £1,500 to pay veterinary and funeral costs and is already more than 20 per cent of the way towards the target.