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Three-time Cheltenham winner Vautour put down

Vautour

Ruby Walsh rode Vautour to victory in the Ryanair Steeple Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March this year

Three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Vautour has been put down after breaking his leg in a freak accident.

The seven-year-old was found with a broken foreleg while out grazing at Irish trainer Willie Mullins’ yard.

“He goes out there every day and it’s just a freak accident – it’s tough to take,” said Mullins.

Vautour won 10 of his 16 starts overall and finished second in his last race at the Boylesports Champion Chase at Punchestown in April.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/37891359