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Former Classic winner Lammtarra dies

Updated: Monday, 07 Jul 2014 16:17 | Comments

Saeed bin Suroor said Lammtarra is one of the best horses he has trained
Saeed bin Suroor said Lammtarra is one of the best horses he has trained

Lammtarra, the unbeaten winner of the Derby, King George and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 1995, has died at the age of 22.

Trained by the late Alex Scott as a two-year-old, the English horse won the Derby at Epsom in the care of Saeed bin Suroor after Scott was tragically murdered in September 1994, a month after the son of Nijinsky had won the Washington Singer at Newbury.

He raced in the name of Sheikh Mohammed's nephew Saeed Maktoum al Maktoum as a juvenile before being part of Godolphin in his Classic season, which saw him add the two all-aged middle-distance championships of Europe to his Epsom laurels.

The chestnut passed away in his sleep at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket on Sunday following a short illness.

From just four starts, Lammtarra earned over £1.25million in winning prize money.

Bin Suroor told Press Association Sport: "It is very sad. He is one of the best horses I have trained.

"He won the Epsom Derby, the King George and the Arc. Very few horses have managed to win those three races.

"He was a great horse, it is sad to lose him and we will miss him, but he will be remembered forever."

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