Cheltenham Festival Fatalities

A list of the horses who have died running at the Cheltenham Festival between 2000 and 2022.

Horses who have been killed due to racing at the Cheltenham Festival since the year 2000 are entered below with the following information: Year of death – Name of horse – Age at death – Type of race: Hurdle, Chase, or National Hunt (NH) Flat – Cause of death – Number of horses in the race – Jockey’s status: Amateur (A), Conditional (C) or Professional (P)

Deaths:

2022

  • Ginto (FR) – aged 6 – Novice Hurdle – Broke Down Injured – Destroyed 16 ran P
  • Born Patriot (IRE) – aged 6 – Hurdle – Fell, Injured – Destroyed 22 ran P
  • Mindsmadeup (IRE) – aged 11 – Chase – Fell, Injured – Destroyed 20 ran A
  • Shallwehaveonemore (FR) – aged 5 – Novice Hurdle – Fell, Injured – Destroyed 9 ran P

2021

  • Kings Temptation – aged 9 – Chase – Fell On Flat – Injured: Destroyed 13 ran P

2020

  • Copper Gone West (IRE) – aged 7 – Hurdle – Broke Fetlock: Destroyed 24 ran P

2019

  • Sir Erec (IRE) – aged 4 – Novice Hurdle – Shattered Foreleg – Destroyed 14 ran P
  • Invitation Only (IRE) – aged 8 – Chase – Fell – Fatally Injured 16 ran A
  • Ballyward (IRE) – aged 7 – Novice Chase – Fell – Fatally Injured 18 ran A

2018

  • North Hill Harvey – aged 7 – Chase – Fell, Injured: Destroyed – 22 ran – P
  • Dresden (IRE) – aged 10 – Chase – Fell, Injured: Destroyed – 22 ran – P
  • Some Plan (IRE) – aged 10 – Chase – Fell: Fatally Injured – 22 ran – P
  • Melrose Boy (FR) – aged 6 – Hurdle – Struck-Into: Destroyed – 23 ran – C
  • Sandsend (FR) – aged 5 – Hurdle – Broke Near-Foreleg: Destroyed – 24 ran – A
  • Report To Base (IRE) – aged 6 – Novice Chase – Fell, Fractured Neck: Dead – 19 ran – P
  • Mossback (IRE) – aged 6 – Novice Chase – Fell, Fractured Shoulder: Destroyed – 16 ran – A

2017

  • Current Event (FR) – aged 10 – Chase – Tendon Injury: Destroyed – 23 ran – A
  • Hadrian’s Approach (IRE) – aged 10 – Chase – Fell, Broke Foreleg: Destroyed – 24 ran – A
  • Toe The Line (IRE) – aged 8 – Novice Hurdle – Broke Leg: Destroyed – 16 ran – P
  • Consult De Thaix (FR) – aged 5 – Novice Hurdle – Fell, Broke Neck – 15 ran – P

2016

  • Long Dog – aged 6 – Novice Hurdle – Shattered Leg: Destroyed – 19 ran – P
  • Montdragon (FR) – aged 6 – Hurdle – Collapsed and Died – 24 ran – C
  • Niceonefrankie – aged 10 – Chase – Fell, Dead – 22 ran – C
  • No More Heroes (IRE) – aged 7 – Chase – Tendon Injury: Destroyed – 8 ran – P
  • The Govaness – aged 7 – Hurdle – Fell Injured: Destroyed – 19 ran – P
  • Pont Alexandre (GER) – aged 8 – Novice Chase – Broke Hind Leg: Destroyed – 20 ran – A
  • Rezorbi (FR) – aged 5 – Novice Chase – Fell – Fatally Injured – 20 ran – P

2015

  • Rolling Star (FR) – aged 6 – Hurdle – Fell: Dead – 25 ran – P
  • Theatre Queen (IRE) – aged 8 – Novice Chase – Fell, Injured: Destroyed – 17 ran – A

2014

  • Captain Cutter (IRE) – aged 7 – Novice Hurdle – Pelvic Injury: Destroyed – 18 ran – P
  • Raya Star (IRE) – aged 8 – Chase – Fractured Spine: Dead – 23 ran – P
  • Akdam (IRE) – aged 4 – Novice Hurdle – Brought Down, Broke Foreleg: Destroyed – 24 ran – C
  • Stack The Deck (IRE) – aged 5 – NH Flat – Fractured Off-Fore Knee: Destroyed – 22 ran – P
  • Our Conor (IRE) – aged 5 – Hurdle – Fell Spinal Injury: Destroyed – 9 ran – P

2013

  • Matuhi – aged 10 – Chase – Fell, Spinal Injury: Destroyed – 22 ran – C

2012

  • Abergaveny – aged 5 – Hurdle – Fell, Broke Elbow: Destroyed – 28 ran – P
  • Featherbed Lane (IRE) – aged 7 – Hurdle – Broke Leg: Destroyed – 28 ran – C
  • Scotsirish (IRE) – aged 11 – Cross Country Chase – Broke Hind Leg: Destroyed – 16 ran – A
  • Garde Champetre (FR) – aged 13 – CrossCountryChase – Broke Down: Destroyed – 16 ran – A
  • Educated Evans (IRE) –aged 7 – Novice Chase – Broke Hind Leg: Destroyed – 20 ran – P

2011

  • Lush Life (IRE) – aged 6 – Hurdle – Injured Hind Leg: Destroyed – 23 ran – P

2010

  • Izita Star – aged 7 – Hurdle – Spinal Injury: Destroyed – 28 ran – P
  • Fairyland (GER) – aged 7 – Hurdle – Fatal Fall – 24 ran – C
  • Citizen Vic (IRE) – aged 7 – Chase – Fatal Fall – 9 ran – P
  • Casey Jones (IRE) – aged 9 – Chase – Brought Down Injured: Destroyed – 24 ran – P

2009

  • Clarified (IRE) – aged 7 – Chase – Injured: Destroyed – 23 ran – C

2008

  • Whispered Promises (USA) – aged 7 – Hurdle – Fatal Fall – 24 ran – C

2007

  • Swift Thyne (IRE) – aged 7 – Novice Chase – Spinal Injury: Destroyed – 19 ran – A
  • Little Brick (FR) – aged 8 – Chase – Broke Shoulder: Destroyed – 23 ran – C

2006

  • Bayard (USA) – aged 4 – Novice Hurdle – Broke Neck – 24 ran – P
  • No Where To Hyde (IRE) – aged 6 – Hurdle – Broke Leg: Destroyed – 30 ran – P
  • Holy Orders (IRE) – aged 9 – Hurdle – Broke Hind Leg: Destroyed – 20 ran – P
  • Sh Boom – aged 8 – Hurdle – Injured: Died During the Night – 20 ran – P
  • Basilea Star (IRE) – aged 9 – Novice Chase – Fatal Fall – 22 ran – A
  • Mr Babbage (IRE) – aged 8 – Novice Chase – Broke Shoulder: Destroyed – 22 ran – A
  • Millenaire (FR) – aged 7 – Novice Chase – Broke Back: Destroyed – 22 ran – A
  • Olaso (GER) – aged 7 – Hurdle – Broke Foreleg: Destroyed – 24 ran – P
  • Buck Whaley (IRE) – aged 6 – Hurdle – Broke Neck – 29 ran – P
  • Alfred The Great (IRE)–aged 4–Novice Hurdle– Severed Tendon: Destroyed – 24 ran – C
  • Kalmini (USA) – aged 4 – Novice Hurdle – Injured: Destroyed – 24 ran – P

2005

  • Persian Waters (IRE) – aged 9 – Chase – Collapsed and Died – 24 ran – A
  • Laska De Thaix (FR) – aged 6 – Novice Chase – Broke Foreleg: Destroyed – 18 ran – P
  • Great Travel (FR) – aged 6 – Chase – Fatal Fall – 24 ran – P

2004

  • Tardar (NZ) – aged 8 – Hurdle – Fatal Fall – 24 ran – C
  • Atlastaboy (IRE) – aged 8 – Novice Chase – Injured: Destroyed – 22 ran – A
  • Magic Bailiwick (IRE) – aged 8 – Novice Chase – Fatal Fall – 22 ran – A

2003

  • Old California (IRE) – aged 4 – Novice Hurdle – Fatal Fall – 27 ran – P
  • Dorans Pride (IRE) – aged 14 – Chase – Fatal Fall – 24 ran – A
  • Comex Flyer (IRE) – aged 6 – Hurdle – Fatal Fall – 28 ran – P

2002

  • Valiramix (FR) – aged 6 – Hurdle – Broke Shoulder: Destroyed – 15 ran – P
  • Rouble (IRE) – aged 6 – Novice Hurdle – Broke Leg: Destroyed – 27 ran – P
  • Tapping Tam (IRE) – aged 6 – Novice Chase – Injured: Destroyed – 26 ran – A

2001:

Abandoned

2000

  • Gloria Victis (FR) – aged 6 – Chase – Fatal Fall – 12 ran – P

Deaths by year

Cheltenham Festival Deaths 2000 – 2022
Year Number of Dead Horses
2022 4
2021 1
2020 1
2019 3
2018 7
2017 4
2016 7
2015 2
2014 5
2013 1
2012 5
2011 1
2010 4
2009 1
2008 1
2007 2
2006 11
2005 3
2004 3
2003 3
2002 3
2001 Abandoned
2000 1
Total 73
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