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Sushi Sushi humanely put down

05:31 PM 07 Apr 2014 NZST
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Sushi Sushi.png Sushi Sushi Relief and euphoria combine Sushi Sushi Greg Sugars & Freddy Taiba Fred Taiba (2nd from left), Sushi Sushi
Sushi Sushi - the winner of 27 of his 47 starts and $1,103,327.
Sushi Sushi - pictured during his time with Mark Purdon in NZ
Sushi Sushi - (pictured winning the ABC 3YO Final) was humanely put down today.
Stuart McCormick photos
Sushi Sushi - seen winning the PETStock Bendigo Pacing Cup
Harness Racing Victoria Photo
Greg Sugars & Freddy Taiba
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Fred Taiba (2nd from left), Sushi Sushi - and the owners celebrate their Victoria Derby win.
Sushi Sush Great Northern Derby win
Sushi Sushi's Kaikoura Cup win
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Former champion Australian youngster Sushi Sushi has been humanely put down after shattering a pastern in trackwork this morning.

The $1 million dollar earning pacer was rushed to the vet soon after sustaining the injury but unfortunately there was nothing that could be done and he was regretfully put down.

It is understood that Sushi Sushi’s injury was sustained to the same leg that has seen him ruled out of racing since January of 2013

The six-year-old son of Art Major, who once had a win streak of 16, was trained by Freddy Taiba for the majority of his career, but also had a stint in New Zealand with Mark Purdon.

Know by many of his biggest fans as ‘The Sush,’ the extremely talented pacer's biggest wins included the 3YO ABC Final, the Victoria Derby, the Breeders Challenge Final, the NSW Breeders 2YO Final, the Kevin Seymour Nursery, and New Zealand’s Great Northern Derby and Kaikoura Cup.

Sushi Sushi was driven by top Australian reinsman Greg Sugars, who formed a wonderful association with the great pacer. His last win was in the Group Two Bendigo Cup, while his last start resulted in a narrow second to Mah Sish is the Group One Ballarat Cup.

The son of No Nukes mare Sabilize was bred by Weona Standardbreds and was owned by A Cendron and P D'Alessi.

Sushi Sushi won 27 of just 47 starts, with stakes in excess of $1.1 million.

R.I.P ‘The Sush’

By Mitchell Robertson


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