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Mars, We Hardly Knew Ye

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We American racing fans, that is. We’d just met Mars during his final race, so I’ve been wondering if we could have acknowledged his passing better than we did?

First, I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to his connections:  trainer Mike de Kock and his team, original trainer Aidan O’Brien and the staff at Ballydoyle and Mars’s owners — both past and present — and jockey Richard Hughes, who also receives “heal up soon” wishes.

About Mars

The Irish-bred four-year-old by Galileo out of Massarra was originally destined to run in the Dubai World Cup, as was mentioned in the British racing press.