best mate dies


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Mar 24, 2005
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The triple Gold Cup winner travelled well in the early stages, but was left behind as the tap was turned on down the back straight and was pulled up by Paul Carberry as the field turned for home.
I know that your title says that Best Mate dies, but in racing terms, that can mean, was in the lead and then went to the back.

I did not get from your post that the horse had actually died.

When I saw that the horse was running in a 2 mile handicap chase, I could not believe it.

Best Mates racing distance was in excess of 3 miles, so he was having to run nearly twice as fast as he was used to just to keep up, and he was carrying more weight than the specialist 2 milers.

Such a tragic end to a special animals career.