Two of Tony Mullins's intended Clonmel runners killed in a road traffic accident
Two horses trained by Tony Mullins were fatally injured when the trailer they were travelling in en route to Clonmel on Tuesday was involved in a road traffic accident.
Mullins tweeted the sad news, adding that no people were hurt in the incident.
The equine casualties were Do As You Wish, a five-year-old Gold Well mare who had run four times and was due to contest the Ardfinnan Maiden Hurdle, and Uffizy, another maiden five-year-old mare by Arakan who had run six times and was due to tackle the Slievenamon Beginners Chase.
They had been withdrawn earlier in the day with transport difficulties noted as the official reason for their scratching.
Mullins tweeted on Tuesday evening: "Very upsetting day today for our yard but we will just have to dust ourselves off and start again. Horses killed in a road accident. No people injured."
Mullins, brother of champion trainer Willie, trains in Gowran, County Kilkenny. His other runner on the card, Enquire, was not involved in the accident as he travelled separately later on after getting into the Vee Handicap Hurdle as second reserve.
Further details are unconfirmed, but it is understood that it was a single vehicle accident.
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