Lonhro, the stunning black horse who earned the admiration of a legion of fans with his racing deeds before embarking on a long and successful career at stud, has died.

John Hawkes and Darren Beadman
John Hawkes and Darren Beadman with Lonhro on his 21st birthday (Photo: Darley)

Retired from stud duties after the 2022 Australian breeding season, Lonhro was 25 years old.

Godolphin Australia, which had stood Lonhro on Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley roster since 2008, announced the stallion’s death on Friday.

“They say that a stallion is the soul of a stud. That certainly applies to Lonhro. He was a horse that lifted your heart,” Darley Australia’s head of stallions, Alastair Pulford said.

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