12 year old Gordon Lord Byron has suddenly passed away during a piece of training at his home stables with Tom Hogan just as the likeable veteran was gearing up for his 10th season on the track having been rated 103 still on the flat.
The Morgan Calahan owned gelding has had an illustrious career that has seen him land Group One contests in Britain, France and Ireland during his career.
During his long career he went on to race 108 times winning 16 of them and after trying to be sold for just £2,000 and wasn't, went on to land over £1 million in prize money.
He was a horse that owed nobody anything having such a smart career and being well known by the whole racing community having landed the Sprint Cup at Haydock, Prix de la Foret at Longchamp and British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot during his esteemed life on track.
He will be sadly missed by the racing world and condolences go out to his trainer Tom Hogan and owner Morgan Calahan at this difficult time.