|McKelvey is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Supreme Thought by Anshan. He was born around 1999 in Ireland, and was bred by John Quane.|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on 29 August 2008|
McKelvey won the 2006 Summer National and came second in the 2007 Grand National. On 5 April 2008 during the 2008 Grand National he dislodged his rider, ran loose and eventually collided with a barrier. He collapsed and was euthanized on field.
McKelvey had been featured before the race on the BBC's The One Show, and his death gave rise to much debate about the safety of the Grand National Meeting. However, it is widely accepted that his death was a tragic accident and came about through no fault of any connected to him or the course. It was also unrelated to the tendon injury he sustained when finishing runner up to Silver Birch in the same race the year before.