Sussex Stakes winner Mohaather retired after picking up ‘significant bone bruising’ in his leg
- Mohaather has been retired after picking up ‘significant bone bruising’
- The colt came out on top in this year’s stellar renewal of the Sussex Stakes
- He was being aimed at a clash with Palace Pier in Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
Mohaather, who provided one of the high points of the disrupted 2020 Flat season with a withering turn of foot to win the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, has been retired after sustaining a leg injury.
The colt, trained by Marcus Tregoning and owned by Sheik Hamdan Al Maktoum, was being aimed at a clash with Palace Pier in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in October and then a possible tilt at the Breeders’ Cup Mile.
Mohaather (above) came out on top in this year’s stellar renewal of the Sussex Stakes
Tregoning said: ‘It’s a blow but the horse retires intact, that’s the main thing.
‘He was a dream to train. The Goodwood win was fantastic. When you watch it.’
Sheikh Hamdan’s racing manager Angus Gold added: ‘Towards the end of last week it was noticed that Mohaather was not moving as well as he had been immediately after the Sussex Stakes.
‘Precautionary X-rays were taken over the weekend which have revealed significant bone bruising in his near hind fetlock joint; unfortunately this will put paid to the rest of his campaign, and as a result Sheikh Hamdan has taken the decision to retire the colt to stud.’