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Star stayer and sire Nomadic Way dies at 27

NOMADIC WAY, the high-class stayer and hurdler trained by Barry Hills, has died at the age of 27. He was put down at the Louella Stud in Leicestershire where he stood as a dual-purpose sire.

Nomadic Way won 10 of his 39 starts and finished in the first four in 23 others. A well-bred son of Assert out of the Lowther Stakes winner Kitty Hawk, his chief victories included the Irish Champion Hurdle and the Stayers'  Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and, on the Flat, the Cesarewitch.

Bred by Swettenham Stud and running in the colours of the late Robert Sangster,he  was also twice placed in the Champion Hurdle, was runner-up in Royal Ascot's  Queen Alexandra Stakes, third in the Listed George Stubbs EBF Stakes at Newmarket and fourth in the Ascot Gold Cup.

At stud he sired over 100 winners of more than £500,000 in prize-money, among them Cheltenham Festival winner Buckby Lane and Midlands Grand National winner Himalayan Trail. The Nomad, successful over hurdles and fences, was another high profile runner for him.

 

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