Neon Wolf looked to have a bright future ahead of him after his close second at the Cheltenham Festival but he could not be saved following a ‘freak accident in his stable’
LAST season’s Cheltenham Festival runner-up Neon Wolf has suffered a fatal injury.
Trainer Harry Fry revealed on Monday that the six-year-old could not be saved following a ‘freak accident in his stable’.
Neon Wolf looked to have a big future ahead of him after finishing a close second to Willoughby Court in the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle at the Festival.
The Dorset trainer told www.harryfryracing.com: “He had the potential to go right to the top and it is hard to come to terms with the fact that he has gone having suffered a complete laceration of his right hind-limb deep digital flexor tendon.
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“It is a dreadful blow to his owners the Masterson family and all of the team here at Seaborough.
“We all shared such high hopes and dreams for Neon Wolf, who came tantalising close to success at this year’s Cheltenham Festival in the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle.
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“A big, imposing fluent jumper who started his career in an Irish point-to-point, he was a horse who had everything you look for in a top-class racehorse.
“Very sadly he will not now get the chance to fulfil the promise he had shown us, he will be irreplaceable.”