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St Nicholas Abbey dies

St Nicholas Abbey, Aidan O'Brien's triple Coronation Cup hero, died on Tuesday morning, confirmed Coolmore.

The brilliant seven-year-old, winner of six races at the highest level, had to be put down after he suffered a bout of colic.

A statement issued by Coolmore read: "Regretfully St Nicholas Abbey has lost his brave battle after suffering a colic this morning.

"Surgery revealed a severe strangulating colon torsion that was unviable and he had to be euthanized on humane grounds."