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Gr1 Star He's No Pie Eater Dies At Trackwork
Tragedy struck the connections of emerging star 3YO colt He's No Pie Eater (Canny Lad-Ladies' Day, by Ascot Knight) at Royal Randwick yesterday. The dual Gr1-winning colt was humanely put down after fracturing his shoulder and leg while trotting at trackwork. Vets were rushed to the scene and everything possible was done to try and save him. Although He's No Pie Eater is understood to have been insured for a substantial sum, owner David Reid (who inherited the horse after his late father Bruce passed away last year) was close to finalising a deal worth millions of dollars at the time that the tragedy occurred. Trainer Graeme Rogerson believed He's No Pie Eater, who won both the Gr1 AJC Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and Gr1 STC Rosehill Guineas (2000m) this year, was on the verge of being rated one of the best gallopers in the country. A $140,000 yearling, consigned by Torryburn Stud, at the 2005 Magic Millions Premier Sale on the Gold Coast where he was purchased by Dynamic Syndications, He's No Pie Eater had 5 wins & 5 placings from 16 starts for $756,500 earnings. Dynamic Syndications purchased He's No Pie Eater's half-brother by Danzero at this year's Magic Millions Premier Sale on the Gold Coast for $75,000. The untimely death of He's No Pie Eater is also a blow for Woodlands Stud who stand his sire Canny Lad (Bletchingly-Jesmond Lass, by Lunchtime), now the sire of 9 individual Gr1 winners.