Brilliant international galloper Mozart has died suddenly after a bout of acute
News of the sudden death is a major set
back for international breeding operation Coolmore who were set to shuttle the horse to
stand at stud in Australia this season.
The Champion Sprinter of Europe in 2001,
the dual Group One winner died on Sunday morning.
Coolmore has confirmed that news of the
tragic loss in a statement:
"In spite in intense veterinary
treatment throughout the day and night, he died at 6.15am this morning (Sunday)," the
Only two weeks ago it was announced that
Mozart would be standing at a fee of $49,500 at Coolmore's property at Jerry's Plains in
New South Wales.
A son of Danehill, Mozart will be best
remembered for his runaway win in the Group One July Cup at Newmarket, the race regarded
as the best sprint in Europe. On that occasion the youngster strided away to win by three
and a half lengths.