Famous Cryname Horse Died at 11: Racing Community Mourns on the Death of Beloved Grade One Winner Horse

The horse racing world is grieving the loss of Cyrname, an acclaimed Grade One-winning racehorse who passed away suddenly this week at the age of 11 during a routine exercise.

Cyrname enjoyed a successful career on the track prior to retiring in 2022, earning over £360,000 in prize money over 23 starts. His unexpected death has prompted an outpouring of tributes from fans, colleagues and racing professionals.

Bred in France, Cyrname was owned by Samantha de la Hey and trained by renowned trainer Paul Nicholls throughout his racing tenure. The imposing 17-hand gelding made his debut in 2015, showing promise despite lacking a win.

But it was during the 2018-19 National Hunt season that Cyrname truly announced himself among the sport’s elite. He reeled off consecutive wins at Ascot, Wetherby and Sandown, demonstrating tenacious speed and immense jumping ability.

His crowning achievement came at Ascot in February 2019, when he won the prestigious Grade One Ascot Chase against elite competition over the extended 2 mile 5 furlong distance. It was the first Grade One victory of his career, affirming his status as one of Britain’s top chasers.

The following season, Cyrname successfully defended his title in the Ascot Chase, again demonstrating his affinity for the historic course. He also notched an impressive wire-to-wire win in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

In total, Cyrname tallied eight career wins and placed in several other prominent contests, amassing over £360,000 in earnings. His highest official rating of 176 made him the top-ranked chaser in Britain in 2019.

While thriving on the track, Cyrname was known to be temperamental and excitable in the stables. Nicholls often praised his staff for expertly managing the high-strung gelding. But his sheer ability and determination to win made him a favorite of racegoers near and far.

After being pulled up at Kempton in February 2022, Cyrname was retired to enjoy leisurely days being retrained and experiencing new disciplines like team chasing. His sudden passing during routine exercise has shocked the sport.

Nicholls took to social media to share his sadness over the loss of Cyrname, who brought the stable such success. “We had some fantastic days with him at his peak, especially at his beloved Ascot,” he wrote.

While the racing world deeply feels his absence, Cyrname’s legendary performances will live on in memory. His speed, jumping prowess and indomitable spirit thrilled crowds for years. Rest peacefully Cyrname – a true champion whose flame burned brightly.

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