Thursday 15th October, 2020
Inevitably when training horses there will be sad days and unfortunately yesterday was one of them for Adlestrop Stables.
Over Stated sadly fractured his leg on the gallops and had to be put to sleep. Such events are always upsetting for everyone in the yard, especially Danny Hiskett who rode him every day. Danny had put a lot of work into this larger than life character who had never been in better form. Photograph above of him taken earlier this week.
We were looking forward to his novice chasing career this season and his owner Ed Ware had shown exemplary patience with him. Ed and I had many positive and exciting chats about him over the last few weeks.
All very unfair but we take some consolation in knowing that the exuberant, carrot-crunching character had lived a good and privileged life and will be remembered in Adlestrop for many a season.