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Pendragon Retired To Stud

Wednesday, 7th March 2007

The racing career of multiple group-winner Pendragon (Elnadim-Alacrity, by Grosvenor) "is all but over" after the 4YO entire "pulled up lame after finishing 3rd in a barrier trial at Randwick yesterday morning," reported racenet.com.au. Pendragon was being prepared for next month's Gr1 Doncaster Handicap "but ppears to have bowed his off-front tendon for the 2nd time, which would mean the end to his racing career". Owner Dato Tan Chin Nam's racing manager Duncan Ramage commented: "At this stage we are waiting for the scans to confirm what we think, but it appears to be the tendon. We suspect it's a reoccurrence of the previous injury & I'd say that is the end of his career: 2 strikes & you're out. It's very hard to bring those horses back for a 3rd go." Pendragon (a NZ$180,000 yearling at the 2004 NZ Bloodstock Karaka Premier Sale) has 2 wins (Gr3 Norman Robinson Stakes over 2000m & Gr3 Gloaming Stakes over 1800m) & 5 placings (including runner-up in the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m) from 9 starts for $530,700 prize-money. Ramage summed up: "He was a very good horse. He'll be on the market as a stallion. His career now lies in the breeding barn & all I need to do is find a suitable stud partner."

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