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Dittman remembers Slipper heroine2 years ago
Mick Dittman has paid tribute to 1993 Golden Slipper winner Bint Marscay, who was euthanised in Kentucky aged 28, due to complications with chronic arthritis.
Trained by Lee Freedman, Bint Marscay had 10 starts for four wins and four minor placings, with the highlight of her short career her brilliant three-length win from barrier 14 in the Slipper under Dittman.
"She was a brilliant two-year-old, she had an amazing amount of ability," Dittman told SEN.com.au.
"When she won the Slipper she had trouble with her shins, that just shows you how much ability she had."
Dittman admitted the daughter of Marscay was "one of the best two-year-olds I rode".
"She was quite brilliant, very natural. From the time I through my leg across her, she could go like the wind."
Bint Marscay had been living at the Old Friends Farm retirement home for horses since 2013.
"We are sorry to report that yesterday we said goodbye to our beautiful mare, Bint Marscay. It was our great privilege to care for this Australian champion since 2013. Godspeed, Binty, you will be deeply missed," Old Friends said on its Facebook page.
(Pic: Laura Battles - @battles_laura)
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