You are here

Creative Force sustains fatal injury at York


G1-winning sprinter Creative Force sustained a life-ending injury during the 1895 Duke Of York Stakes this afternoon, Wednesday, 17 May.

Successful in the 2021 G1 British Champions Sprint, Creative Force was also victorious in the G3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot and finished a neck second to Naval Crown in the same meeting’s G1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes.

Charlie Appleby said: “We are very saddened with the passing of Creative Force, who was a real yard favourite at Moulton Paddocks. It’s a very sad day for everyone at Godolphin to lose a horse who always wore his heart on his sleeve and put up great performances year after year. We would like to thank William Derby and all his team at York for handling a difficult situation with speed and compassion.”