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Hidden Law sustains life-ending injury at Chester


Hidden Law broke down and sustained a fatal injury shortly after winning the Chester Vase on Wednesday, 8 May.  

Charlie Appleby said: “William [Buick] was delighted with Hidden Law throughout the race – he was on the right lead, switched his leads correctly and did everything perfectly. Unfortunately, he put in a false step when crossing the road just after the line and landed wrong. He sustained a fracture to his right front foreleg and had to be euthanised. Thankfully, William appears to be fine.

“I am deeply sorry for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and all the team at Godolphin, who had done such a great job with Hidden Law. We are all very saddened by the passing of a horse who appeared to have such a bright future.”