Fujaira Prince suffered a fatal galloping injury on Wednesday morning as he prepared for the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Saturday.
The seven-year-old, coached by Roger Varian, finished third in the two-mile group two competition in 2020 and topped ante-post bets at around 10-1.
Fujaira Prince won the Ebor at York last season and finished second at Irish St Leger. He won five of his 12 starts and took home £ 303,265 in cash prizes.
“It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of team favorite Fujaira Prince, who suffered a fatal galloping injury this morning,” the Newmarket coach told www.varianstable.com.
“Fujaira Prince was a lovable horse who gave us many special moments, the highlight of which was his success at Ebor in 2020.
“He will be sadly missed by the entire team here at Varian Stable, especially his groom Alan Rutter, his rider Chiara Careddu, barn manager Dee Deacon, and of course his owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum.”