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6-Time Gr1-Winner JJ The Jet Plane Retired
In South Africa, globe-trotting & 6-time Gr1-winning 7YO gelding JJ The Jet Plane (Jet Master-Majestic Guest, by Northern Guest) "has been retired following the recurrence of the near-fore suspensory ligament problem that kept him out of racing for 9 months last year" reported racingpost.com. JJ The Jet Plane (who twice won the Equus Award as South African Champion Sprinter & also won an Equus Award as Champion Older Horse) recorded 14 wins (including 2011's UAE Gr2 Al Quoz Sprint over 1200m at Meydan, plus 2010's HK Gr1 International Sprint over 1200m at Sha Tin, SA Gr1 Mercury Sprint over 1200m at Clairwood & SA Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville, as well as 2009's UK Listed Leisure Stakes over 6 furlongs at Windsor & UAE Listed Al Quoz Sprint over 1200m at Nad Al Sheba, in addition to 2008's SA Gr1 Mercury Sprint over 1200m at Clairwood, SA Gr1 Computaform Sprint over 1000m at Turffontein, SA Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville, SA Gr2 Senor Santa Handicap over 1200m at Vaal & SA Gr3 Man O'War Sprint over 1100m at Turffontein, plus 2007's SA Gr3 Graham Beck Stakes over 1400m at Turffontein) & 5 placings (including 2009's UK Gr1 Darley July Cup over 6 furlongs at Newmarket & UK Gr3 Dubai Duty Free World Trophy over 5 furlongs at Newbury, plus 2008's SA Listed Sea Cottage Stakes over 1800m at Turffontein) for A$2.2 million earnings.