After falling at Far Hills from the American Grand National on Saturday 19, wicklow Brave lost his life.
The notable Willie Mullins-trained 10-year-old has been on the brink of adding another notable triumph to his record when he dropped with the race in his mercy in the last.
Nicky Henderson’s Brain Power went on to land the spoils.
An winner of 17 of his 59 races, he won the Irish St Leger beneath Frankie Dettori at the 2015 County Hurdle, 2016 along with the 2017 Punchestown Champion Hurdle.
A statement published 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 has been transported to the stable place, where he was euthanized.”
Far Hills race meeting chairman Guy Torsilieri said:”We’re unhappy to have lost such a winner today. Our thoughts are with all their connections, the racing area and the lovers and Wicklow Brave’s owners. It was heartbreaking for all of us.”