Friday 20 October 2017

Britain’s leading money earner Presvis dies of colic after €5.3m career

Ryan Moore riding Presvis celebrates as he returns to scale after winning the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Photo: Getty Images
Ryan Moore riding Presvis celebrates as he returns to scale after winning the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Photo: Getty Images

Presvis, the leading British-trained money-earner of all time, has died from colic at his retirement home in Normandy.

The much-travelled eight-year-old, trained in Newmarket by Luca Cumani, signed off from racing this spring having earned more than €5.3m in prize-money.



He was twice a winner at the top level, having struck in the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup at Sha Tin in April 2009 and in the Dubai Duty Free at Meydan last March.



A statement posted on Cumani's website, www.lucacumani.com, read: "He was a great favourite over the years, both here and abroad with a big fan club.



"And though ever more eccentric as he got older, and not the force he was this year that he was last, he still ended his career having won the most amount of prize-money ever by a British-trained racehorse which is a record that seems sure to stand for many years yet."



Presvis was a renowned hold-up performer and won eight races, seven of which under Ryan Moore, from 28 starts.



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