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Miss Vista succumbs to foot issues | The mare is euthanised

Steve Bennett in Latest News 12 Feb 2018
  • Miss Vista succumbs to foot problems
Miss Vista

Promising Show A Heart mare Miss Vista has sadly been euthanised after on-going hoof problems were proving too much to bear.

It was confirmed on Monday that the five-year-old had been put down after suffering from on-going injuries to her feet. Reports suggest the injuries could no longer be treated and there was no chance of repairing the damage already caused.

It is sad loss to the racing arena. Although only lightly raced, Miss Vista showed a lot of promise, winning four of her 10 career starts and placing in two others.

A crowd favourite, she earned a cult following with many racegoers being attracted to her physical appearance. Four white feet and a white (baldy) face, she did in some ways resemble the great sprinter Apache Cat.

She had her own Facebook page where she had reached more than 1,600 followers who regularly left comments.

Her handler Janine Smillie paid tribute to the popular mare.

“RIP Miss Vista (Baldy) due to complications with her feet she was put to sleep this morning (Monday). Fly high my angel strapper”. 

Trainer George Osborne passed on his sympathy to all the mare’s connections. 

 “Condolences to owner Dick Karreman and all involved at both stables with this beautiful girl” he stated on Twitter.

Osborne also paid tribute to the way the public took to her. 

“Always enjoyed her time scooting around at the Valley and getting plenty of photos and touching the attention of people” he said.

R.I.P Baldy 

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