Sussex Stakes winner Mohaather retired after picking up ‘significant bone bruising’ in his leg

Sussex Stakes winner Mohaather retired after picking up ‘significant bone bruising’ in his leg


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.’



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