sport news Pentland Hills wins Triumph Hurdle but race is marred by nasty injury to heavy ...

Red hot favourite for Triumph Hurdle Sir Erec is put down after suffering horrible injury as Pentland Hills goes on to win first race on final day of Cheltenham Festival Sir Erec came into race as an even money favourite with plenty backing him Farrier had to be called just before the start to fix lost shoe on front right leg  He pulled up with four to go and suffered injury, requiring him to be put down

By Sportsmail Reporter

Published: 13:50 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 14:04 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Pentland Hills won a dramatic Triumph Hurdle after heavy favourite Sir Erec suffered a serious injury and had to be put down. 

The race was marred by the injury sustained four fences from home and the previously joyous atmosphere on the final day of the Festival turned cold.  

Pentland Hills made a big

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