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NZ Stayer Envoy Euthanased After Breaking Leg
Gr1-winning 8YO gelded stayer Envoy (Personal Escort-Sovereign Command, by Bold Venture) was euthanased after fracturing his hind fetlock in the home straight in the Gr1 Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie. Envoy (a NZ$20,000 yearling at the 2000 NZB Summer Sale) recorded 9 wins (including January's Gr3 Trentham Stakes over 2400m for the 2nd successive year, 2006's Gr1 Wellington Cup over 3200m & 2005's Gr2 Hawke's Bay Cup) & 7 placings (including runner-up in Australia's 2005 Gr1 Adelaide Cup over 3200m) from 51 starts.