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Injury Finishes 2011 Black Opal Hero's Career
Black Opal Stakes winner You're Canny (Canny Lad-Techniques, by Palace Music) has been retired after suffering an injury during track work earlier this week, reports racingandsports.com.au. The 4YO won the 2011 edition of Canberra's premier juvenile race when bringing to an end the unbeaten run of top flight 2YO Karuta Queen. Canberra-based trainer Gratz Vella confirmed that You're Canny had injured his fetlock and also suffered some fractures that unfortunately meant his racing days were over. "He's going to live but at the moment he'll have to be at the stable for the next two-three months to just ease everything down on him. It's a real shame because I really thought he was starting to hit his straps, he was just starting to get up to his peak fitness and was ready to produce some results for us." You're Canny, from the Gr3-winning Palace Music mare Techniques, won 4 of his 18 starts for $221,785 earnings.