Massively fashionable gray Nationwide Hunt horse Bristol De Mai has been retired from racing.
The announcement was made by Simon Munir, who co-owns the 12-year-old with Issaac Souede, yesterday (20 February).
He mentioned: “Crew Double Inexperienced are saying the retirement of Bristol De Mai. It has been a privilege to personal him. Bristol has been a legend and retires 100% sound and comfortable. Our due to Nigel, Sparky [Richard Bevis], Daryl [Jacob] and all at Grange Farm. It has been a beautiful journey that he has taken us all on!”
Bristol De Mai, who has been educated by Nigel Twiston-Davies for a lot of the gray’s profession, is a three-time winner of the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park and holder of the report for the widest margin Grade One win in Britain and Eire, when he beat Cue Card into second by 57 lengths within the 2017 Betfair Chase.
Bristol De Mai was purchased from France by his present homeowners as a three-year-old and earned £900,768 in a 42-race profession – throughout which he gained 12 instances, with Daryl Jacob using him on 36 of these begins.
Nigel Twiston-Davies mentioned to the Racing Submit: “He’s been a star – he’s simply been a extremely good horse. He’s been an ideal good friend to us and finished very nicely through the years.
“To win three Betfair Chases was some achievement – he was top-of-the-line in his period. He was third in a Gold Cup, he began for us at three and he’s retiring at 12. They’ve been 9 beautiful years. We’re very pleased with him.”
Bristol De Mai’s ultimate race got here on Saturday (18 February) when he completed final of the 11 finishers within the Grand Nationwide Trial Handicap Chase.
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