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Australia's most expensive and controversial young thoroughbred, known affectionately as ''Jimmy'', has lost his battle with the crippling foot injury laminitis.


Just before midday on Sunday, all parties involved, including the insurance underwriters, agreed that the $5 million younger half-brother to world champion sprinter Black Caviar would be euthanised on humane grounds.


A spokesman for the University of Melbourne Equine Centre at Werribee, where the yearling had spent the last two months and had some of the finest veterinary surgeons in the world attempt to fight the foot disease, described the disease as ''depressingly difficult to overcome''.


Those working closely with the colt noticed that he was deteriorating on Christmas Eve and despite rallying midway through last week, it became apparent that Jimmy was unable to get to his feet.

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thats so sad never got to show his big sister he just like her

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