International G1 Winner Hawkbill Retired

by | 10.09.2018 | 3:48pm
Hawkbill, pictured last year at Woodbine, arrived with stablemate La Pelosa for a second try at the Northern Dancer

Hawkbill, one of the most popular horses to carry Godolphin's royal blue colors, has been retired after a highly successful racing career.

The son of Kitten's Joy won 10 of his 24 starts and raced in six countries over four seasons stretching from 2015.

Charlie Appleby, his trainer, paid warm tribute to the bold-running 6-year-old, whose biggest wins were the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park at three and the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan two years later.

“He was a wonderful racehorse, who will be remembered for bringing Moulton Paddocks to the international stage,” Appleby said. “He was an ambassador for Godolphin, who gave everybody connected with him immense pleasure. He was hugely popular in the yard.

“Now, he is set to enjoy a well-deserved retirement,” the trainer added.

Hawkbill was ridden in his biggest wins by William Buick.

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