Euro Charline: had a fine record at highest level
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
By David Baxter 5:09PM 6 JUL 2016
EURO CHARLINE, who was due to run at Newmarket on Friday in the Group 1 Tattersalls 250th Year Falmouth Stakes, has instead been retired with immediate effect after suffering a tendon injury.
Trained by Marco Botti for owners Team Valor, the five-year-old mare was on course for the race having finished second 12 months ago to Amazing Maria, but she met with a career-ending setback.
Barry Irwin, chief executive of US-based Team Valor, said “She’s done a tendon breezing on the all-weather gallop, which last week took a lot of rain.”
Heading to the sales
Winner of the Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington in 2014, Euro Charline was a consistent performer at the top level, and had finished second in the Dubai Turf and Al Shaqab Lockinge on her most recent starts.
She will be part of Botti’s consignment at the Tattersalls sale in December, and the trainer paid tribute.
He said: “Euro Charline was one of the best horses I have trained. She was not the luckiest horse and a couple of her seconds very well could have been firsts. While her family is not out of the top drawer, she will prove popular with breeders at the sale because she looks the part.”
From 14 starts Euro Charline won four times, and amassed total career earnings of £1,538,694.