Wichita (Ire) (No Nay Never), runner-up in this year’s G1 2000 Guineas and the winner of the G2 Park S. on Sept. 12, has been euthanized in Australia after suffering complications during recovery from a gallops injury. The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt was preparing for the G2 Crystal Mile and G1 Cantala S.
A statement from Racing Victoria read, “The connections of the Aidan O’Brien-trained Wichita have advised Racing Victoria that the horse sustained a further injury to its right hind leg while rehabilitating at Macedon Lodge from recent surgery. Acting on the advice of stable veterinarians, the connections advise that Wichita was humanely euthanised on Friday October 23 as a result of the complications encountered in its recovery. RV extends its condolences to the owners of the horse, trainer Aidan O’Brien, his stable staff and all who cared for the horse and are greatly saddened by their loss.”
Wichita, a 140,000gns Tattersalls October yearling, also won the G3 Tattersalls S. as a 2-year-old and was third in this year’s G1 St James’s Palace S.