Tote Gold Trophy winner King Credo dies at 25.
Winner of nine of his 34 races, King Credo won more than pounds 100,000 in prize-money, landing the 1992 Imperial Cup and the 1993 Tote Gold Trophy, although arguably his best run was when fourth to Granville Again in the 1993 Champion Hurdle.
King Credo and a young Adrian Maguire struck up a winning partnership but Hywel Davies rode him at Cheltenham, with Maguire partnering third-placed Halkopous.
Maguire and King Credo had Granville Again behind when winning the Grade 2 Ascot Hurdle, providing his trainer and owners with a treasured memory.
Woodman said yesterday: "King Credo gave his owners, as well as my family, so much happiness and after his Ascot w i n , t h e Q u e e n M o t h e r memorably invited all of us into the royal box for a glass of champagne to celebrate.
"My dad [Syd] had died in 1986 and King Credo was an absolute lifeline, as it was a serious struggle with just a handful of horses.
"I had him from a yearling and he was never any trouble. He was a great old horse and so clever he could have turned his hand to anything. He taught all the young horses after he was retired."
King Credo: flagbearer for Steve Woodman's small stable
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||May 26, 2010|
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