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UK Record-Earner Collier Hill Retired
The 9YO UK-trained galloper Collier Hill (Dr Devious-Polar Queen, by Polish Precedent) "whose globe-trotting exploits resulted in Alan Swinbank's charge holding the record for the most prize-money won by a British-trained gelding, has been retired" reported racingpost.co.uk. The decision by connections "to bring the curtain down on a career that yielded victories in 8 different countries was taken when it became clear Collier Hill (off the track since recording his 3rd Gr1 success in the Hong Kong Vase last December) would not be fit to contest this Saturday's Gr1 Irish St Leger, the race that heralded his arrival in the big-time when he took the 2005 renewal". Collier Hill also won last year's Gr1 Canadian International at Woodbine & overall notched 15 wins (also including 2006's Swedish Gr3 Stockholm International Cup) & 16 placings (including 2006's German Gr1 Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse KolnBonn & UAE Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic) from 45 starts for £2,317,161 (A$5.561m) earnings. Collier Hill cost Swinbank just 3,000 guineas (A$7,800) as an unraced 3YO in 2001.