The world-famous Hungarian “miracle horse” Overdose died on 1 July at 5:45 pm following a long battle with colic at a breeding establishment in Germany, index.hu reported.
The horse will be buried at Alag, near Budapest, the website pannoniaoverdose.hu writes.
According to the report, 128 years ago, the famous Hungarian racehorse Kincsem (My Precious), which was the most successful Thoroughbred race horse ever, having won 54 races for 54 starts, died from the same disease.
Overdose was born in April 2005 and won its first race with eighteen lengths in June 2007. The horse ran four more times that year and won all with almost the same advantage over its challengers, setting a number of race and track records and leading world-rankings among two-year-old horses. On one occasion, the “miracle” stallion won twelve races in a row.
Overdose had its best year in 2008, rising to the third place on world rankings. After being retired as a race horse, Overdose was taken to Germany as a breeding stallion. At one point, the horse’s value was estimated at HUF 1.5 billion. The Hungarian horse was widely regarded as the best racehorse in Europe.
based on the article of index.hu
translated by Gábor Hajnal