Fujiyama Crest Passes Away at 23

Fujiyama Crest (Ire) (Roi Danzig–Snoozy Time {GB}, by Cavo Doro {GB}), the horse who became part of racing history when he completed Frankie Dettori’s “magnificent seven” at Ascot in 1996 with a win in the Gordon Carter H., has passed away at the age of 23. After his Gordon Carter victory, Fujiyama Crest became a hurdler before returning to the flat. He was due to go through the sales ring in 2000, but Dettori purchased him and Fujiyama Crest has lived out the rest of his days as a family pet. “He died peacefully in his paddock,” Dettori said. “He’s been at my home in Stetchworth ever since I bought him when he was up for sale 15 years ago and I’ll never forget him. He changed my life. There would have been no magnificent seven without him. He’s been a real family pet out in the paddock at home and all my children have sat on him. Fujiyama Crest was the horse who made me famous, not the group winners on that day. I was doing well before that, but that day was the one that put me on the world map.”

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.