Grand National 2017 winner One for Arthur is forced into retirement after heart issues were discovered last February, as trainer Lucinda Russell and owners Belinda Mclung and Deborah Thomson make decision to take him off the track
- One for Arthur has been forced to retire from racing with heart problems
- The Lucinda Russell trained horse was the 2017 Grand National winner
- His last race was the Grand National Trial Chase at Haydock in February
One for Arthur, the 2017 Grand National winner, has been retired.
The decision was made by his trainer Lucinda Russell and owners The Two Golf Widows, Belinda Mclung and Deborah Thomson.
One For Arthur became the first Grand National winner trained in Scotland since Rubstic in 1979 when he won at Aintree under a brilliantly timed ride from Derek Fox.
One for Arthur, winner of the 2017 Grand National, has been retired suffering heart problems
The champion’s trainer Lucinda Russell made the call with his owners to take him off track
The son of Milan, who cost £60,000, won seven of his 25 races and over £670,000.
His last run came in the Grand National Trial Chase at Haydock in February when he was found to be suffering from a heart issue after being pulled up.
Russell, who said the decision had been taken with ‘mixed emotions’, added: ‘While the temptation was always to race him again, we knew that there would be a time when it would be the right call to halt his racing career.
‘We are delighted that he is fit and well and will now retire to an active life.’
One for Arthur’s last race came back in February when he was diagnosed with heart issues