Racing: Top mare Mysilv dies

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Mysilv, one of the best hurdlers in Britain, has been put down after fracturing her pelvis at exercise on Saturday. Charles Egerton, trainer of the seven-year-old mare, said: "The whole yard is devastated. I will never have the opportunity of training a braver mare."

Mysilv was bought for a record 155,000gns out of David Nicholson's stable in May, 1994, following her victory in the Triumph Hurdle. She went on to lift the Tote Gold Trophy Handicap Hurdle in 1995 and was second in the 1996 Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham just two days after finishing sixth in the Champion Hurdle.

n Today's card at Folkestone and tomorrow's Leicester meeting have been abandoned.