Reve De Sivola dies after collapsing at Kelso

Three-time Long Walk Hurdle winner Reve De Sivola has died after collapsing at Kelso on Saturday.

The popular six-time Grade One winner went down after being pulled up before the final fence in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle.

And the 11-year-old, ridden by James Reveley and trained by Nick Williams, was unable to pull through.

Williams said: "I am absolutely devastated. The vet has told us he had a heart attack. It's going to be a long drive home and finding another one like him is going to be so difficult.

"Horses like this are almost irreplaceable. I bought him as a yearling for EUR6,000 at Deauville and never imagined he would have turned out as good as this, earning more than £600,000 in prize money."

He added: "He's the highest-rated horse I've ever had and there's going to be a huge void in my yard."


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