Aidan O’Brien’s superstar four year old filly Snowfall has sadly passed away after suffering a fatal injury a few weeks ago, but today was announced to have died.
Having needed her first two runs as a juvenile, she got off the mark at The Curragh at the third time of asking in a Fillies’ Maiden.
However, since those runs she went on to race four more times that term between seven furlongs and a mile in decent graded events and slightly struggled.
Returning as a three year old, she stepped up in trip on debut last year and it brought bring improvement out of her, when winning the Group Three Musidora Stakes at York over 10.5f.
Many thought off the back of that she should have been closer in the market to her stablemate Santa Barbara, and they were right.
Snowfall went on to take the event with ease, winning by a record 16 lengths for Aidan O’Brien and jockey Frankie Dettori and that saw the handler land the event for the ninth time.
Off the back of that she made it three wins from three for the season when landing the Oaks double at the Curragh, again going on to score by a wide margin.
Filly Snowfall Death- Obituary, Aidan O’Brien’s superstar has passed away
She made it an Oaks treble next time out when comfortably taking the Yorkshire Oaks at the Ebor meeting and was then sent to France for a trial ahead of the Arc.