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Shergar with the Aga Khan after winning the 1981 Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photo: Allsport

Source: 
The Irish Times

Sporting Controversies: The brutal, sad and mysterious tale of Shergar 2020-05-12

Shergar with the Aga Khan after winning the 1981 Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photo: Allsport
Source: 
The Irish Times

Dark reality is of a beautiful animal being gunned to death by incompetent criminals

So much is crammed into the Shergar legend that the all but certain reality of this beautiful, blameless creature dying a horrible death has become almost a footnote.

The precise nature of how Shergar was killed has never been definitively established, the same as how much of what happened to the record-breaking Derby winner in the days after his kidnap from the Aga Khan’s Ballymany Stud outside Newbridge on February 8th, 1983, remains unclear.


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