Greg on board MHS Going Global
The famous gelding has left the Ballypatrick stable having been sold by owner Lee Kruger.
Irish Olympic showjumper Greg Broderick has today endured an emotional farewell to the horse which put his Ballypatrick Stable on the map as MHS Going Global has been sold to Athena Onasis, of the famous Greek shipping family.
While no figure has been mentioned officially, it is thought to be in the region of €12 million with Broderick netting a significant sum from the sale by owner Lee Kruger.
Greg with the Aga Khan Cup
"Today is Juniors final day at Ballypatrick, it's been an unbelievable journey for us right from novice classes in Ireland to making Dreams come through with Olympic Games and Nations cup wins most memorably our double clear in 2015 to help Ireland win the Aga Khan in front of our home crowd," he wrote today on his Facebook page.
"He has given my family, friends, owners and the Irish horse world something to be very proud of and thank you to everyone who has been supportive of us along the way. He was part of the family here at Ballypatrick and like a best friend to me. He will be hugely missed but it was a logical decision to sell him in the height of his career. I'd like to wish his new owner Athena Onasis all the luck with him and a big thank you to Lee Kruger for the opportunity to ride this great horse."
Greg was last night honoured by the Templemore Thurles Municipal District with a Civic Reception to mark his extraordinary achievements over the last number of years.
See next weeks Tipperary Star for more.