“She was having her final piece up the Curragh on the Old Vic – she was going beautifully and (jockey) Robbie (Colgan) just heard a bang,” said Lavery.
“She shattered her hind leg. She was the soundest filly I’ve ever had.”
The trainer added nothing could be done to save Lady Kaya.
“We boxed her off the gallops, brought her to Anglesey Lodge – who X-rayed her but said she couldn’t be saved, and they put her down.
“Heartbroken. In fact that doesn’t describe the feeling of everybody here.
“She was owned by my niece, Joanna, who was there this morning. We all went to the clinic with her.”