Countrywide Flame, the 2012 Triumph Hurdle winner, has sadly been put to sleet after his long battle with a degenerative bone condition.
The son of Haafhd and Third Party, who was a winner both over the Flat and obstacles, was forced into retirement in late December 2013, and has been cared for well since.
Rest In Peace, Flame. :-(
25 March 2008 - 3 October 2013
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Countrywide Flame and Dennis O'Regan on way to victory in the 2012 Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle