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Gordon Lord Byron Tribute

Thursday, 11th June 2020

Gr1 sprinter Gordon Lord Byron (Byron-Boa Estrela, by Intikhab) died after collapsing during a routine piece of work on the morning of 9 June, and his trainer Tom Hogan paid tribute to him, reports racingpost.com. "Anyone in racing would dream of having a horse like him," said Hogan. "He took us places we'd never have been. He did things that no other Irish horse had done for a long time. He was the first Irish-trained horse to win a Gr1 in Sydney. He won the Gr1 Haydock Sprint Cup and finished second in it twice. He also won the Gr1 Prix de la Foret and was second in it twice. He created history and it was wonderful to have a part in it. He took us to Hong Kong five times, Australia, Dubai, Qatar, and France, introducing us to places and people we'd never have met. We were so privileged to have anything to do with him and he lived a very privileged life."

Gordon Lord Byron

Gordon Lord Byron was a Sydney Gr1 winner (pic: Steve Hart)
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