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obliterate

(ə-blĭt′ə-rāt′, ō-blĭt′-)
tr.v. obliter·ated, obliter·ating, obliter·ates
Medicine To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.

o·blit′er·a′tion n.
o·blit′er·a′tive (-ə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv) adj.
o·blit′er·a′tor n.
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"e only thing that spoiled the good feeling was my decision to run Obliterator even though every bone in my body said not to," Lyons wrote on his Facebook page.
The closing remark regarding the "obliterator of historic records" is the only indication of nostalgia; otherwise, the passage functions as the record of an old place from which oldness has been effaced.
VVGER LYONs, trainer of Obliterator, and the three-yearold's owners Qatar racing Ltd and sutong Pan have appealed against the dundalk stewards' decision to relegate their horse to second in the Carlingford stakes at dundalk last Friday.
Obliterator couldn't cope with the classy Kingman and company in the Irish 2,000 Guineas but is respected, along with closely matched pair Mutakayyef and Barley Mow.
Ger Lyons' Obliterator is also improving at a rate of knots although he could be re-routed to the French Derby by connections of there is a cut in the ground.
Coral: 4-6 Kingman, 5 Mustajeeb, 6 Shifting Power, War Command, 14 Great White Eagle, 16 Obliterator, 20 bar.
Truth Or Dare was Hannon's second string in the Feilden Stakes on his return earlier this month, but he emerged the better of the handler's two contenders in nishing third behind the well-regarded pair of True Story and Obliterator.
Qatar Racing's Obliterator, making only his second career start for Ger Lyons, finished runner-up, with Richard Hannon's Truth Or Dare a further six lengths back in third.
A tremendous card has been assembled for the opening afternoon of the Craven meeting at newmarket and obliterator is set to play a leading role in the ebm-papst Feilden stakes.
NEWMARKET: 1.45 Provident Spirit, 2.20 Flyball, 2.55 Naadirr, 3.30 Shifting Power, 4.05 Folk Melody, 4.40 OBLITERATOR (NAP), 5.10 Munjaz, 5.40 Greeb.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 1.45 Provident Spirit, 2.20 Flyball, 2.55 Naadirr, 3.30 Shifting Power, 4.05 Folk Melody, 4.40 OBLITERATOR (NAP), 5.10 Munjaz, 5.40 Greeb.