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BREAKING: Popular Laois horse passes away

Our Duke

Very sad news has just reached us.

Popular Grand National winning horse Our Duke has died.

Last year’s Boylesports Irish Grand National winner Our Duke has died after a a heart attack this morning during exercise.

Trainer Jessica Harrington tweeted: “We are sad to announce Our Duke died this morning following his usual morning exercise.

“He suffered a massive heart attack.

“He is a great loss to the Cooper family and our team.”

This will certainly come as a massive shock to all connected the horse.

He recently ran at the Cheltenham Festival but was pulled up in the Gold Cup.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.