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Cheltenham Festival: Tragedy as horse Shallwehaveonemore dies on day one

Cheltenham Competition suffered a tragic opening day on Tuesday as Shallwehaveonemore died following a deadly fall.

The incident got here within the first race of the day – the Sky Guess Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – with Gary Moore’s horse falling on the last fence of the race, which was received by Structure Hill. 

Medics and officers made their approach to the scene shortly to take care of the horse, however sadly its accidents had been too extreme and it needed to be put down. 

A Cheltenham spokesman stated: ‘Sadly Shallwehaveonemore sustained an harm within the Sky Guess Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. 

‘He was instantly attended to by our extremely skilled veterinary staff, however after intensive therapy it was decided that it was crucial to place the horse to sleep. Our ideas are together with his connections.’

Cheltenham has gone to additional lengths to guard horses competing on the races – this week laying out its security protocols forward of the competition’s first day.

Cheltenham suffered a tragic opening day as Shallwehaveonemore died within the first race

The Gary Moore-backed horse fell at the final fence and had to be put down after suffering severe injuries

The Gary Moore-backed horse fell on the last fence and needed to be put down after struggling extreme accidents

Racing authorities have been working arduous to scale back the accidents suffered by horses amid stress from animal welfare campaigners – with the racecourse asserting it had put in a horse weighing balance, constructed a equine hospital on website, in addition to an X-ray machine at each assembly. 

Different introductions embody cooling followers within the unsaddling enclosure, a refurbished veterinary therapy field – 99 new stables, an equine solarium and rubberised horse stroll stables within the pre-parade ring. 

It got here after Structure Hill – the 9-4 joint favorite – took house the opening race of the day.

Nico de Boinville’s mount merely glided up the well-known hill to account for stablemate Jonbon, with Willie Mullins’ Kilcruit well-beaten third.

The turning level of the Grade One was on the third-last flight, when the pace-setting Mullins-trained Dysart Dynamo crashed out, leaving the Henderson pair alone up entrance.

Crowds were watching the opening race unfold at Cheltenham after returning to the festival for the first time since the Covid pandemic

Crowds had been watching the opening race unfold at Cheltenham after returning to the competition for the primary time because the Covid pandemic 

There was little between the duo going to 2 out – however Structure Hill was going the higher and shortly took the lead.

The five-year-old, owned by Michael Buckley, shortly put daylight between himself and Jonbon to attain by 22 lengths.

No different horse obtained into the race, with Kilcruit staying on to take minor honours one other two and a half lengths away, as Henderson received the Supreme for a fifth time.

De Boinville stated: ‘I knew it was going to be quick and livid and in equity he did it like a chunk of labor. I used to be so completely happy going to the final. He could possibly be something, I’m positive he’d soar a fence as properly. He’s obtained a lot scope.

‘I didn’t actually have a selection (to go for house when he did), he was travelling so properly. They’ve gone a extremely arduous gallop and he’s simply picked the bridle up. I’m delighted for his proprietor Michael Buckley, he’ll be ecstatic.

‘What a approach to begin the week, what a legend.’