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Shergar was an Irish racehorse, and winner of the 202nd Epsom Derby by ten lengths— the longest winning margin in the race's history. A bay colt with a distinctive white blaze, Shergar was named European Horse of the Year in 1981 and was retired from racing that September. Two years later, on 8 February 1983, he was stolen from the Ballymany Stud, near The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland by masked gunmen and was never seen again. The incident has been the i...

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