Finian’s Oscar Tragically Dies Following Operation To Treat Colic

Finian’s Oscar Tragically Dies Following Operation To Treat Colic

Yesterday the heartbreaking news for all connections of Finian’s Oscar was released that the six year old National Hunt horse had passed away.

The Twice Aintree winning novice suffered problems after being treated for Colic. The operation seemed to go well but days later he suffered organ failure and tragically died.

The three time Grade one winner won seven races over his career but his most noticable memories were his victories in the Big Buck’s Celebration Manifesto Novices’ Chase at aintree, 32 Red Tolworth Novices’ Hudle and The Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree.

This horse was in planning to be one of the next big chasers coming out of the Colin Tizzard yard after starting over hurdles and last year going in novice chase contests and at the back end of the season really showing what sort of horse he was.

He was last seen at Punchestown in April in what was the most eventful race of the season in the Growise Champion Novice Chase where he was forced of the track by Al Bout Photo.

Finian’s Oscar was owned by the late Alan and Ann Potts over his 13 races he showed to the racing world that this upcoming season could be his real break through after being previously frustrating.

He earned the couple around £220,000 in prize money and will be sorely missed for everyone involved with the horse and the racing world.