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Shallwehaveonemore the first horse to die at 2022 Cheltenham Festival

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It didn't take long for tragedy to strike the Cheltenham Festival, with Shallwehaveonemore suffering fatal injuries in Tuesday's opening race.

The Gary Moore-trained horse fell at the final fence in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

The race itself was won by 9/4jf, Constitution Hill, with Nico de Boinville on board for trainer, Nicky Henderson.

The medical team at Prestbury Park were quick to attend to Shallwehaveonemore, but it was decided that he be put down.

"Sadly Shallwehaveonemore sustained an injury in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle," said a Cheltenham Racecourse spokesperson.

"He was immediately attended to by our highly experienced veterinary team, but after extensive treatment it was determined that it was necessary to put the horse to sleep. Our thoughts are with his connections.”

The death of Shallwehaveonemore means this year's Cheltenham Festival has already matched the number of fatalities emanating from each of the last two renewals.

9-year old Kings Temptation fell before the 27th hurdle of last year's Glenfarclas Chase, while the Tim Vaughan-trained Copper Gone West was put down after the Pertemps in 2020.

Shallwehaveonemore's death continues a grisly trend of there being at least one fatality at each Cheltenham Festival since 2000.

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