The following statement was released by the Blenheim EquiSports Management Company following the death of the horse Clarinius during the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Las Vegas at The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W on Saturday evening:
It is with great sadness that we announce that Clarinius, ridden by Francie Nilforushan [of the USA] and owned by Ali Nilforushan, collapsed and died following a successful round in the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Las Vegas at The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W on Saturday evening November 17, 2018. Clarinius, an 11-year-old, Holsteiner gelding, collapsed after exiting the outgate.
“We don’t have confirmation, but cardiac failure is likely. Clarinius will go to a boarded pathologist for a post mortem,” said Dr. Emily Sandler, FEI Veterinary Delegate.