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Shishkin put down following stable accident



Shishkin put down following stable accident
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  • Prime Nationwide Hunt horse Shishkin has been put down following an accident.

    The twin Cheltenham Competition winner, who was educated by Nicky Henderson and owned by Joe and Marie Donnelly, fractured a hind leg after turning into forged in his steady on Sunday night (28 April).

    Mr Henderson stated: “Tragically we’ve misplaced Shishkin this night after he acquired forged in his steady and fractured his hind leg. Everybody concerned with Seven Barrows, significantly his homeowners, Joe and Marie Donnelly, Jaydon [Lee, Shishkin’s groom], Nico [de Boinville, Shishkin’s jockey] and George [Daly, Mr Henderson’s assistant] are clearly devastated that such a terrific horse, good friend and warrior has gone.”

    Shishkin received 14 races from 21 begins, incomes £798,668, together with his profession highlights together with victories within the 2022 Clarence Home Chase at Ascot, the 2021 Arkle at Cheltenham Competition, the 2020 supreme novices’ hurdle, additionally at Cheltenham Competition, and the 2023 Ascot Chase. The ten-year-old was resulting from have a tilt within the Punchestown Gold Cup in Eire on Wednesday.

    “He was resulting from depart for Punchestown tomorrow morning however sadly that is now to not be,” stated Mr Henderson.

    “He was an absolute celebrity and his CV is testomony to that – besides the King George is just not in it, although we consider it ought to have been,” Nicky continued, referencing the truth that Nico de Boinville was unseated from Shishkin on the second final within the 2023 King George when in competition. “The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the Arkle have been his Cheltenham highlights, however the battle with Energumene within the Clarence Home at Ascot was in all probability his best.

    “It is a very unhappy night time. He was our star and we’ll always remember him. Thanks Shishkin for the great reminiscences.”

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