QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold has been retired from racing due to an injury suffered in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury earlier this month, according to skysports.com. The 4-year-old son of Paco Boy, out of a daughter of Galileo, was trained by Hugo Palmer over the course of his career, which included a second-place effort in the Irish 2000 Guineas and a win in the St. James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
“It's a great shame, real sadness all round,” said Harry Herbert, racing manager for Galileo Gold's owner Al Shaqab. “It's a soft-tissue injury that meant we couldn't carry on with his career at this stage of the season. It's very sad.
“He'll go to stud, but no decision has been taken on that. It's still very much in the melting pot.”
Overall, Galileo Gold won five of 12 starts to earn over $1.3 million.
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