Rewilding Put Down After Fall
The horseracing world has been struck by a tragedy, as one of the most successful horses in the Dubai Godolphin Racing circuit died this week in England. The horse, Rewilding, ridden by Frankie Dettori, suffered the fatal injury while running in the Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Riding to Victory
Just last month, Rewilding has a famous victory at the exact same racetrack. Now, this loss is a huge blow for the Dubai-based racing operation. First, in March, Rewilding had an amazing runaway victory in the $5m Group One Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan.
Then, the horse won the Prince of Wale’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, doing so by beating the favored So You Think. After that race, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that he was “very satisfied” with the horse’s results.
During the race, Dettori was thrown from the horse and he is still in the hospital as a precaution.
As Godolphin said in a statement on its website, “Rewilding, Godolphin’s top older horse this year, was humanely put down after breaking his near fore leg.”