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Shea Shea Retired

Monday, 25th August 2014

South African sprint star Shea Shea (National Emblem-Yankee Clipper, by Jallad) has been retired following his unplaced run behind Sole Power in the Gr1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, reports attheraces.com. Speaking on his website mikedekockracing.com, trainer Mike de Kock said that the 7YO gelding will be retired to Mauritzfontein Farm near Kimberley in South Africa's Northern Cape region. "Shea Shea won't race again, this is enough. His bleeding has become an issue and we won't persist with him any longer. He was a naturally competitive horse, a superb galloper and a consistent, high-class achiever," he said. "Shea Shea thoroughly deserves to rest and enjoy himself without the pressures of travelling and the testing preparation programmes that go with competing so often alongside the best sprinters in the world." He added, "We've found him a wonderful home at Mauritzfontein Stud, he will become an honourable resident of their famous paddocks. Jessica Slack and her staff will ensure he gets the kind of care he is worthy of." Shea Shea retires the winner of 11 of his 26 starts for over £880,000 prize-money. The son of National Emblem claimed three top-flight victories during his career, namely the Gr1 Golden Horse Casino Sprint and Gr1 Computaform Sprint in his native South Africa, and the Gr1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan last year.

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