Catterick claims new fatality

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The Independent Online
Willshe Gan, racing for the last time before she was due to be retired, was fatally injured at Catterick yesterday. The five-year-old, who was in-foal to Minster Son, had to be destroyed after breaking her pelvis at the bend into the straight.

At the last meeting Ahaalee broke his leg and had to be put down after falling near the same spot and the bend has been modified since. However, Willshe Gan's trainer, Denys Smith, said: "I'm quite happy that the track had nothing to do with it. Jimmy [Fortune] said he just felt her go behind him."

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