Lammtarra: Record-breaking former Derby winner dies at 22

Lammtarra, ridden by Frankie Dettori
Lammtarra also won the Arc as well as the Derby and the King George

Lammtarra, who won the 1995 Derby in a record time, has died at the age of 22.

The Gainsborough homebred, who also triumphed in the King George and the Arc, was put to sleep after a short illness.

He is one of only two horses to win all three races, along with Mill Reef.

"Lammtarra was very intelligent and a true gentleman," said stud director Liam O'Rourke. "He will be missed by everyone."

Sired by the legendary Derby winner Nijinsky, Lammtarraexternal-link was voted the Cartier Three-Year-Old European Champion Colt in 1995.

His victory in the Derby was all the more remarkable as it came on his seasonal debut.

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