HORSES IN THE NEWS
ONE FOR ARTHUR
This year’s Grand National winner will miss the rest of this season due to injury. The eight-year-old gelding, trained by Lucinda Russell, was found to have disrupted fibres in his right fore superficial flexor tendon. “Arthur’s welfare comes first,” said Lucinda.
A Galileo filly out of breeder’s cup winner Dank sold to Godolphin for four million guineas at Tattersalls’ October yearling sale. She is the most expensive yearling sold in the world this year and the second highest-priced ever to sell in Europe.
Jane Somerset’s Connemara mare has died aged 24. Honeybear was supreme M&M in-hand at the Royal Highland, four times supreme at the Royal Norfolk, and a ridden finalist at HOYS, Royal International and Olympia. Her legacy is continued by her two daughters Tesremos Top Bear and Sunnybear.