The horse racing world is in mourning as the iconic Thyme Hill tragically passed away after suffering an injury on the gallops on Tuesday morning. The nine-year-old horse, trained by Philip Hobbs, was highly regarded and had been a standout performer in recent years.
Heartbreaking loss for trainer Philip Hobbs
Philip Hobbs, Thyme Hill's trainer, has been left heartbroken by the loss of one of his finest horses. He described Thyme Hill as one of the best he's ever trained and spoke highly of the horse's achievements. Hobbs highlighted Thyme Hill's Grade 1 victory at Aintree as a particular highlight.
A successful career
Although Thyme Hill never managed to secure a win at the Cheltenham Festival, he had a successful career, winning eight races and accumulating over £400,000 in prize money. One of his notable performances was a second-place finish in the 2022 Stayers' Hurdle.
Tributes pour in
The news of Thyme Hill's passing has led to an outpouring of tributes from fans on social media. Many expressed their admiration for the horse's striking appearance and his contributions to the sport. The horse racing community is united in grieving the loss of a true star.
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