Bumper star Lovethehigherlaw dies on gallops

Lovethehigherlaw, rated as one of Ireland’s best novice hurdling propects has died on the gallops at the weekend.

The Gigginstown House Stud’s five-year-old won a point-to-point and two bumpers, including his biggest success when he landed a Grade 1 bumper under Patrick Mullins at the Punchestown Festival last season.

His trainer Willie Mullins admitted the loss was a tough one to take. “He was one of our stars I think and it’s tough to take,” he said.

“Obviously it was early days with him but he had done nothing other than to suggest he had a really good future over hurdles and fences.”

Lovethehigherlaw was general 10-1 joint-favourite forthe Supreme Novices’ Hurdle next March.

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