Top Group I Winner Presvis Dies from Colic

Top Group I Winner Presvis Dies from Colic
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Presvis

Presvis, the highest-earning British-trained horse of all time, died Oct. 17 from a bout with colic, according to the Racing Post.

The 8-year-old son of Sakhee earned $6,512,518 during five racing seasons for trainer Luca Cumani and owner Leonidas Marinopoulos. From 28 starts, he compiled an 8-6-3 record. Last year he won the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) on Dubai World Cup Night at Meydan. 

Charlie Henson, assistant to Cumani, broke the news on Twitter.

"Very sad to hear that my old friend and airmiles partner Presvis has died," he said. "75,000 airmiles and £4.3m in prize-money. Truly remarkable horse.

"Presvis sadly died of colic. He still remains the highest-earning British-trained horse of all time. Great times."

According to the Racing Post, Henson also commented on Sky Racing Radio, "He was an amazing horse for us and it's very sad. He was in France enjoying his retirement but sadly he won't be able enjoy the time he deserved."

Presvis, bred in Great Britain by Mrs. M. Campbell-Andenaes out of the Never So Bold mare Forest Fire, had been retired to France this spring after trailing home in the 2012 running of the Dubai Duty Free.

The gelding campaigned to several stakes scores abroad, including the John Smith's Stakes at Newbury in 2008, the 2009 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I), the 2010 Derrinstown Stud Haatel Jebel Hatta (UAE-II) at Meydan, and the 2011 Al Rashidiva Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-II).

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