Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Sad Story of Shergar

If you like mysteries then you'll love reading this new book, a true story, about the kidnapping of a priceless stallion in Ireland in the early 1980's.  The IRA is reported to have stolen the horse to raise money for arms but the case was never solved.  There's a new book out and I can't wait to read it. It's a shocking story and the horse was never recovered or found. He was valued at $20 million at the time of his disappearance.  You can read about Shergar here.

He was the most recognized race horse in the world at the time and had won the Epsom Derby by over ten lengths (a record that still stands today).  He was at stud in Ireland at a time when gates were locked and security was minimal.

There is also a movie about him.  It's gut-wrenching to think what happened to this priceless stallion in the hands of killers.  Lock your farm gates and your stall doors! 

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