When falling in Far Hills in the American Grand National on Saturday evening wicklow Brave sadly lost his life.
The Willie Mullins-trained 10-year-old has been on the verge of adding a second notable win to his list when he dropped with the race in his mercy in the last.
Nicky Hendersons Brain Power went to land the spoils.
An winner of 17 of the 59 races, he also won the Irish St Leger at a notable career beneath Frankie Dettori at the 2015 County Hurdle 2016 along with the 2017 Punchestown Champion Hurdle.
A statement posted on the Far Hills Twitter account read:Wicklow Brave fell at the last fence of the Grand National. NJ State Veterinarian Dr. Stacey Romano reported that he sustained a fractured right shoulder and was hauled into the stable area, where he was euthanized.
Far Hills race meeting chairman Guy Torsilieri stated:Were sad to have lost such a champion today. Our thoughts are with all of the enthusiasts, both the racing community and their relations and Wicklow Braves owners. It was tragic for many people.