Trainer David Menuisier has been left heartbroken after his yardstick Thundering Blue suffered a career ending injury on Wednesday at Goodwood and could not be saved.
The seven year old has had a superb career for the yard which has seen him land six of his 29 races, including the Group Two York Stakes and Group Three Stockholm Cup.
He was also twice placed in Group One events, finishing second at Woodbine in the Candian International Stakes and also finishing third behind Roaring Lion in the Juddmonte International.
The likeable grey was known for his jet-setting around the globe to race, with appearances in Sweden, Canada and France his most noticeable exploits outside of the UK and overall he won over £460,000 in prize money.
Thundering Blue was pulled up at the two furlong pole on Wednesday and then taken for X-Rays which revealed that the gelding could not be saved.
Menuisier later tweeted: “I can’t really describe how painful it is to have to report the loss of our beloved Thundering Blue. He lived his life like a warrior and fought his last battle bravely too.
“He will be remembered as the horse of a lifetime and a great friend. We LOVE you forever.”