Weatherford's mare died of colic and heart attacks in Ireland. The vet was away, the substitute couldn't find the farm, there wasn't anyone else to help her, and it was cold, dark, and raining. It has been raining so much that the mud is extremely deep, too. What a nightmare. The condolence thread is over on the Off Course forum.

Weatherford is a former moderator, and eventer and breeder of lovely event horses, and has help many of us. I wish I could send her some hot tea and a bottle of whiskey. There needs to be a wake..