SOUTH KOREA: Record-breaking Mister Park put down

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By Guy Butchers
Racing Post

South Korea: Mister Park, who in October set a Korean record of 17 consecutive victories, was put down on Sunday after suffering a rupture of the distal sesamoid ligament as he came to win his race at Busan.

The Korean-bred son of Ecton Park had won 19 of his 21 career starts and was 2011 Horse of the Year in Korea, where the five-year-old was a national hero.

His races shown on Korean news channels, while there was also a’TV documentary made about him and even a Mister Park children’s stuffed toy was marketed.

Trained by Kim Young Kwan, Mister Park‘s career highlight was his victory in the 2010 Gran Prix Stakes at Seoul in the distinctive red and yellow silks of owner Kwak Jong Soo.

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