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08.09.2013

Farewell champion

 

On September 8th at Craon, in the Grand cross-country race, CHRISETI finished 4th, and a few minutes later, he came back trotting and collapsed close to the winning post, following a brain haemorrhage. In spite of the care of the vet, he could not be saved.

 

His jockey Wilfrid Denuault, the staff and all of us were in a state of shock. When he horse box took him away, he had a standing ovation from all the public and it was very intense emotion: a tribute of the crowd who saw a star of cross-country and of Craon going away.

 

CHRISETI died “in his garden”.