Champion The Fugue Retired Due to Injury

by | 07.11.2014 | 8:47am
The Fugue blasts for home in front of Magician and Treve (maroon cap) in the Prince of Wales's Stakes

Multiple Group One-winner The Fugue has been retired from racing after sustaining an injury in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) last Saturday, according to a report in the Racing Post.

Trainer John Gosden told the Post that the talented daughter of Dansili had injured herself when finishing a dull sixth to Mukhadram in the Eclipse.

“Unfortunately The Fugue sustained an injury to her near-fore in the Eclipse Stakes,” Gosden said. “Having discussed the matter with Andrew and Madeleine Lloyd-Webber, we have taken the decision, in the best interests of the filly, to retire her from racing.”

The news comes just a month after the four-time Group 1 winner broke the course record when winning the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.

The Fugue, a 5-year-old mare by Dansili out of Twyla Tharp, by Sadler's Wells, retires with a record of six wins and seven second-place finishes from 17 lifetime starts. The Fugue will return to her birthplace at Watership Down Stud in England.

Read more in the Racing Post

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