2011 Dubai Sheema Classic winner Rewilding, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Godolphin, broke down in the stretch of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) at Ascot on Saturday afternoon. Beginning to mount a rally, Rewilding traveled just outside St. Nicholas Abbey out the back of the field and sent shockwaves through the crowd when the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) winner went down around the two-furlong pole. Frankie Dettori, briefly down on the yielding ground, walked to an ambulance soon after the race. Godolphin confirmed, via Twitter, that Rewilding was humanely euthanized following the incident. Below, watch Rewilding take the 2011 Dubai Sheema Classic in stylish fashion over Redwood.
Nathaniel won the race for Lady Rothschild over Workforce, who bore out badly in the final 300 metres, leading some to speculate he may have also suffered an injury in the race. St. Nicholas Abbey was third while pacesetting Debussy faded out.