Crystal Ocean suffers career ending injury

  • Bob Brogan
  • Bob Brogan's Avatar Topic Author
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
3 days 1 hour ago #770732 by Bob Brogan
Bob Brogan created the topic: Crystal Ocean suffers career ending injury
Crystal Ocean suffered a leg injury during routine exercise in Newmarket on Thursday morning that has ended his racing career.

Sir Michael Stoute's stable star, who won the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot this season, was pulled up and dismounted halfway up the Warren Hill Polytrack canter and put into a horse ambulance under the supervision of vets Baker McVeigh.

Peter Stanley, spokesman for owner-breeder Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, said on Thursday: "Crystal Ocean has had two screws inserted in a hind cannon bone and has come through the surgery successfully. It should in no way affect his future stud career."

The five-year-old, who was a general 7-1 chance for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe next month, had a glittering career for the Freemason Lodge and Beech Hurst team over the past four seasons, winning eight of his 17 races and more than £2 million in prize-money.

Crystal Ocean appeared better than ever this year and was named the world's best racehorse after landing his first Group 1 at Royal Ascot in June.

The following month he failed by just a neck to give 3lb to Enable, now ranked the world's best horse, in a memorable battle up the straight in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

It was a similar tale at York last month when the son of Sea The Stars again went down fighting when beaten a head by Japan in the Group 1 Juddmonte International.

In numbers

8 wins
17 starts
£2,062,400 prize-money
222122 record in Group 1s
0 finishes outside the first three
8 number of jockeys to have ridden him

Racing Post




Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Dave Scott
  • Dave Scott's Avatar
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
2 days 20 hours ago #770736 by Dave Scott
Dave Scott replied the topic: Crystal Ocean suffers career ending injury
Terrible news, such a magic, game horse.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.167 seconds

About A.B.C

African Betting Clan is established for the upliftment of the sports punter, who enjoys a bet on horseracing, football and other sports, enabling them to voice their views and opinions on all aspects of the sport of their choice, free of charge. Everyone who joins the CLAN, can discuss a multitude of sports events with a view to increasing the knowledge-base of all interested parties. Horse Racing is by far the most represented sport and we welcome the views of the many owners, trainers, punters and all racing stakeholders, all of whom post their contributions on our discussion forums. Members glean what they want to and discuss selections for the day and the general well being of the sport.

Get in touch

Contact Details

Main Office (HQ)
Box 40390 moreleta park, Pretoria 0044
+27 827854357


September 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30
Joomla Extensions