The Go Racing extended family is mourning the loss of plucky veteran campaigner Pycok Flyer who was euthanased on Friday following a bad leg fracture which would not heal.
“Cockie’s long term owners, the Bridge family, had exhausted all the options for his treatment. He’d been boxed for two months but it just would not heal. They are very sad as are we. He was a real dude and jockey Troy Harris’ firm favourite,” says Albert.
Pycock Flyer was a gusty battler who never gave up. In his twilight years he had a resurgence in his racing and ended with ten wins over a career spanning 88 starts from an incredible nine consecutive years. In his retirement he went on to show jumping.
Cockie’s demise follows the death of another Go Racing stalwart, Silky Red Boxer, earlier in the year from colic. “Silky was the horse that started it all at Go Racing. He was a real character and is greatly missed. Go Racing has been fortunate in always finding loving homes for our retirees. They are still missing him badly.”