Top 3-year-old colt Too Darn Hot has been forced to retire from racing after the discovery of a hairline fracture in his right hind cannon bone, according to racingtv.com. Connections of the son of Dubawi believe the injury was suffered during the colt's most recent triumph, which came in last week's Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.
“Too Darn Hot has undergone emergency surgery to his right-hind cannon after X-rays revealed a hairline fracture,” said Simon Marsh, racing and bloodstock manager for owners Andrew and Madeleine Lloyd Webber. “I am glad to say that he has come safely through surgery. The injury is not life threatening and he should make a full recovery. His future now lies at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket where he will recuperate and stand at stud for the 2020 season.”
A winner in all four of his starts as a 2-year-old, including the G1 Dewhurst to end the season, Too Darn Hot was trained by John Gosden and piloted by Frankie Dettori. This year he ran second in the 2,000 Guineas and third in the St. James's Palace Stakes before returning the the winner's circle in the G1 Prix Jean Prat and G1 Sussex. Too Darn Hot retires with a record of six wins, two seconds and a third from nine starts.
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