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Horse of the year Charismatic dies aged 21 | Horse Racing |

D. Wayne Lukas: trainer of Charismatic  PICTURE:Getty Images   By Keith Melrose 8:31AM 20 FEB 2017  CHARISMATIC, who in 1999 came arguably closest to snapping the Triple Crown hoodoo eventually lifted by American Pharoah in 2015, has died in Kentucky at the age of 21. He had returned to the US in December after more than a decade at stud in Japan. ...

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USA: Great-grandmother rides winner aged 62 | Horse Racing |

Sue Martin: still going strong in the saddle   PICTURE: Tampa Bay Downs    By David Baxter 2:40PM 30 JAN 2017  USA: Sue Martin is living proof of the old adage that ‘age is but a number’, as the 62-year-old great-grandmother rode a winner at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday. Martin, who will turn 63 soon, is married to trainer Wayne ...

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Grand National hero Brian Fletcher dies aged 69

Brian Fletcher: triumphed in the Aintree spectacular three times   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Carr 5:28PM 12 JAN 2017  BRIAN FLETCHER, one of only three men to win the Grand National three times, has died at the age of 69. The man whose name will forever be associated with Red Rum but who also conquered Aintree on Red ...

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Foinavon's rider John Buckingham dies aged 76

John Buckingham and Foinavon all alone in the 1967 Grand National   PICTURE: MSI    By Keith Melrose 10:43AM 22 DEC 2016  JOHN BUCKINGHAM, who rode 100-1 shot Foinavon to win the 1967 Grand National, has died at the age of 76. The story of Foinavon, who was so far behind at the 23rd fence of the 1967 Grand National that ...

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Former top US rider Gomez dies aged 44

Garrett Gomez and Blame (centre) win the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic   PICTURE: Getty    By Keith Melrose 7:18AM 15 DEC 2016  GARRETT GOMEZ, winner of 13 Breeders’ Cup races including on Blame, who thwarted Zenyatta in the 2010 Classic, has been found dead. He was 44. Gomez twice won the Eclipse award for outstanding rider and in 2007 he set ...

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Middle-distance star Hurricane Run dies at stud aged 14

Hurricane Run winning the 2005 Arc from Motivator and Westerner   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By MarK SCULLY 3:23PM 14 DEC 2016  HURRICANE RUN, a four-time Group 1 winner and sire of the likes of Ectot and Magic Hurricane, has died at the age of 14. The son of Montjeu, who won the 2005 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and ...

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Grand National hero Red Marauder dies aged 26

Red Marauder wins the 2001 Grand National under Richard Guest   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By Tony McFadden 3:21PM 23 NOV 2016  RED MARAUDER, winner of the memorable but controversial 2001 Grand National, has died at the age of 26. Ridden by Richard Guest – who played a pivotal role in the training of the horse – and running under ...

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Grand National winner Rough Quest dies aged 30

Rough Quest and Mick Fitzgerald winning the 1996 Grand National   PICTURE: Sporting Life    By David Baxter 12:06PM 20 OCT 2016  ROUGH QUEST, who gave Terry Casey, Mick Fitzgerald and owner Andrew Wates victory in the 1996 Grand National, has died at the age of 30. Connections did have to survive a stewards’ inquiry that day, as Rough Quest crossed ...

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