Death of icon Sadler's Wells
Sadler's Wells died yesterday at the age of 30. The remarkable sire passed away from natural causes at Coolmore, where he had resided since retiring to stud in 1984.
Sadler's Wells' offspring include champions Galileo, Montjeu, High Chaparral and Yeats. The son of Northern Dancer was owned by Robert Sangster and trained by Vincent O'Brien, for whom he won the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial, the Irish 2,000 Guineas, the Eclipse and the Irish Champion Stakes as a three-year-old.