Many Clouds dies after winning race at Cheltenham

He beat the favourite Thistlecrack before collapsing after the race

Many Clouds dies after winning race at Cheltenham

A view of Prestbury Park at Cheltenham. Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The 2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds has died after winning the Cotswolds chase at Cheltenham earlier today.

He pipped the favourite Thistlecrack to the line before collapsing and dying shortly after the race.

Speaking to the BBC, his trainer Oliver Sherwood said: "I always said he'd die for you, and he has today, doing what he loved most.

"He wanted to win that race, by God he wanted to win it - he was beat at the last and he fought the last 50 yards to get up and win.

"I've trained for 32 years now and horses like that don't come along very often," he added.