Woolfall Treasure: “He was the best work horse in the yard”
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
By Nick Pulford 5:36PM 12 JUL 2016
WOOLFALL TREASURE’S stable groom during his racing career on Tuesday paid tribute to “my favourite” – following the grey’s shocking killing at his retirement home.
Susie Mabb, who looked after Woolfall Treasure at Gary Moore’s yard for five years, said: “I looked after Wolfie from the day he arrived with Gary until he retired. He was such a lovely horse – my favourite – and the best work horse in the yard. I can’t believe anyone would do anything so cruel.”
Woolfall Treasure, who was retired in April 2013 after a 58-race career, was found dead on Friday in a field at Kemnal Manor Stables near Chislehurst, south-east London, where he was kept by owner Myra McKenna. The 11-year-old had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Justine Bowdery, who runs the stables, has offered a reward of £3,000 to help catch the killer and has organised a gathering this weekend to remember Woolfall Treasure.
“We’re going to hold a memorial for him at 4pm on Saturday and Myra will give a speech thanking everyone for their support,” she said.
“Hopefully the more publicity we get, the more likely it is that someone will come forward with information to help the police.”
There is also an ongoing crowdfunding page, where as of 17.50 they were 79% through reaching their total of £1500 to cover veterinary costs.
McCoy sad at ‘Woolfie’ tragedy
Sir Anthony McCoy, who rode Woolfall Treasure to a third place finish at Ascot back in 2009, described the culprits as “evil”.
In speaking to the Daily Mirror, McCoy said, “I was very sad to hear about Wollfall Treasure, there are such evil people in this world and I hope they find the person that did it.