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Gold Edition retired from racing
Saturday, 2 February 2008
Superstar mare Gold Edition was retired after suffering an injury in Saturday’s Group I Coolmore Lightning Stakes at Flemington.
The mare was found to be lame in the near foreleg after her fourth-placed finish behind Apache Cat in the 1000m dash.
Gold Edition led the field in the early and middle stages, but was under pressure passing the clocktower and faded over the concluding stages to finish fourth.
Trainer Ron Maund and owner Kevin O’Brien immediately made the decision to retire the mare from racing.
Maund said he could see the mare was in trouble at the 300 metre mark.
"As she passed the clocktower,I could see there was something wrong with her, it was like she was waving goodbye to the racetrack," Maund said.
Maund attributed the injury to the flying mare’s high-octane racing style.
"At the pace she goes there’s always the danger of something like this happening, she’s feeling the pressure of the weight on her legs, I could see by her action that she’s not relishing the high speed any more," he said.
Maund added that he was thankful that the mare had not broken down in the race and the injury was relatively minor.
"I’m grateful she’s not broken down but we wouldn’t want to risk her, she’s just got lots of wear and tear and things are starting to ache for her," Maund said.
Gold Edition will be retired to owner Kevin O’Brien’s property, Lauriston Lodge, where a decision will be made as to which stallion will serve the brilliant mare.
Maund was full of praise for the four-year-old mare.
"She’s simply been wonderful to us, and I can say there will never be another Gold Edition on the racetrack," he said.
Gold Edition started in 37 races, winning 16 of them and amassed over $3 million in prizemoney