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Social Media Reaction As Racing Great Sprinter Sacre Retires

Monday 14th November 2016

What a weekend of racing we have experienced at Cheltenham but there is no doubt that the biggest news of all came on Sunday morning as it was announced that the legendary Sprinter Sacre had been retired.

The Nicky Henderson trained horse picked up a leg injury a few days ago and connections have decided to call time on one of the greatest careers in the history of racing as a result.

Nicky Henderson announced that Sprinter Sacre had been retired on Sunday morning;

Few horses have reached the hearts of the public in the same way Sprinter Sacre has and following the announcement of his retirement social media was awash with tributes. We asked our followers (@CheltenhamNews) for their favourite memories of the Black Aeroplane and unsurprisingly we were inundated with responses.

Check Out Some of the Best Sprinter Sacre Memories From Our Followers...

The tributes poured in from the racing community as Sprinter Sacre retired as a two time and defending Champion Chaser. Read some of the best responses from racing personalities and the media;

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