Tuesday, March 24

Billy Buckingham Sustains Life-Ending Injury

We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of the talented Billy Buckingham (Billy Congo x Clover Hill) who was taken all too soon after sustaining a life-ending fracture to his fetlock joint. 

The Billy Stud explained:

"He was in super form after returning from a successful trip to the Sunshine Tour and was enjoying a few easy weeks before working towards what we hoped might be another attempt at the Hickstead Derby."

Our thoughts are with Pippa and William Funnel and with Donal Barnwell at this very difficult time. Billy Buckingham will be remembered by us all as a horse with huge ability who took William to his first World Championships in Tryon & jumped on numerous Nations Cup teams for Great Britain. And how can forget that very special day in 2018 when he won the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby. 

RIP Billy Buckingham.