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Manawanui Retired

Wednesday, 4th March 2015

Gr1 winner Manawanui (Oratorio-Lady Remlap, by Filante) has been retired after suffering a second bleeding attack when winning a barrier trial at Rosehill yesterday. The injury plagued galloper was using the 1030m trial as his final hit-out before resuming in Saturday's Gr1 Canterbury Stakes at Randwick. Under the Australian Rules of Racing, Manawanui's latest bleeding attack - the first was in 2012 - means he is barred from racing in Australia. An option would have been to continue racing in North America where the anti-bleeding drug Lasix is routinely administered, however connections have decided to retire the talented 6YO gelding. Trained by Ron Leemon, Manawanui won 7 of his 20 career starts, highlighted by the 2011 Gr1 Golden Rose where he defeated Smart Missile and Helmet, for $1,445,830 earnings.


Manawanui (image: Steve Hart)
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