Crystal Ocean endured a career-ending injury on Thursday.
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old was taking part in a regular canter because his prep for either the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and also the Champion Stakes at Ascot continuing.
Although it’s likely the Sea The Stars entire will regain to enjoy another career his racing days are over.
Peter Stanley, spokesman for proprietor Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, told the PA news service:»He has had to get two screws inserted right into a cannon bone.
«He’s good after surgery, he’s come through the surgery and will be up and about.
«At this phase the vet finds out no problem at all in him heading to stud, but it’s early days.
«Obviously it didn’t happen long ago, but the hope is that he makes a complete recovery.»
Never from the initial three at a 17-race livelihood, Crystal Ocean was involved in an epic struggle for this year’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, just losing out to Empower.
For a short spell he was the highest-rated horse in the world and landed the Group One of his persistent efforts deserved at Royal Ascot at the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, where he had been commissioned by Frankie Dettori.
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