Crystal Ocean endured a career-ending accident on the Newmarket gallops on Thursday morning.
As his prep for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and also the Champion Stakes at Ascot continuing the Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old was participate in a regular canter.
His racing days are over, Although it is hoped the Sea The Stars whole will regain to enjoy a career that is second at stud.
Peter Stanley, spokesman for proprietor Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, told the PA news agency:»He has had to have two screws inserted right into a cannon bone.
«He’s fine after surgery, he’s come through the surgery and is up and around.
«In this stage the vet finds out no difficulty at all in him heading to burst, but it’s early days.
«Obviously it didn’t happen long ago, however, the hope is that he makes a full recovery.»
Never out of the three at a livelihood, Crystal Ocean was in an epic struggle for this year’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, only missing out to Enable.
For a short spell he eventually landed the Group One and had been the horse on earth his consistent efforts deserved at the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, where he had been ridden by Frankie Dettori.
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