The Champ-de-Mars race of today was punctuated by a sad event: steed Mountain Thunder had a heart attack and had had to be euthanised.
Mountain Thunder, steed ridden by Mauritian jockey Rai Joorawon, has succumbed to a heart attack during the race of today at Champ-de-Mars.
The horse was euthanised by veterinarians of the Mauritius Turf Club (MTC) a short while after the race.
Mountain Thunder, 6 years of age, was the offspring of Second Empire and Royal Marou. He was considered to be a powerful “front runner”. He was the third favourite of today’s race.