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Top National Hunt sire Old Vic dies aged 25 from colic

Top National Hunt sire Old Vic has died at the age of 25.

The son of Sadler’s Wells was put down earlier this week (Monday, 21 February) after suffering a bout of colic at Sunnyhill Stud in Co Kildare.

Old Vic was champion sire in 2007-2008. His progeny includes Grand National winners Don’t Push It and Comply Or Die, as well as Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kicking King.

As a racehorse the Henry Cecil-trained Old Vic won both the Irish and French Derbys in 1989.

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