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Best Mate
Birth: Jan. 28, 1995
Death: Nov. 1, 2005
City of Exeter
Devon, England

Champion Racehorse. Best remembered for winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup three consecutive years (2002, 2003, 2004). Considered one of the best racers of his time, he won 14 of the 22 races in which he competed and placed second in six of them. His major wins included Mersey Novices' Hurdle, November Novices' Chase, Scilly Isles Novices' Chase, Haldon Gold Cup, Peterborough Chase, King George VI Chase and Ericsson Chase. In his final race, he was competing in the William Hill Haldon Gold Cup at the Exeter Racecourse when he collapsed on the track and died of a heart attack. He was posthumously inducted into the Cheltenham's Hall of Fame in 2007. (bio by: Whispers From The Grave) 
Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham Borough
Gloucestershire, England
Plot: Ashes buried beside winning post
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Whispers From The Grave
Record added: Jul 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93838926
Best Mate
Added by: Whispers From The Grave
Best Mate
Added by: Whispers From The Grave
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