He has since clarified
Rupert Legh, Chautauqua's managing owner, had a change of heart on Tuesday after stating there was a chance the horse could go back into work a few hours prior.
Legh told RadioTAB that Chautauqua could return to racing if he gained permission to trial from stewards.
The owner then spoke to RSN in Melbourne and put out a vastly different message stating Chautauqua will never race again.
“All I said (in the radio interview) was that a hell of a lot of water would have to flow under the bridge to even contemplate the first notion of a comeback,” Legh said.
“Won’t happen. He’s retired. That’s the end of it. I should have made that clearer.