The Wertheimer brothers’ Solow, who flashed his brilliance in 2015 when he captured five Group 1 stakes, has been retired from racing.
Sporting Life reports that the 7-year-old gelding by Singspiel had never quite recovered since suffering a leg injury in the spring of last year. While he missed the entire 2016 season, it had been reported that Solow was currently doing well and was being pointed toward the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, one of the races he won in 2015.
However, trainer Freddy Head announced the gelding’s retirement Monday evening. “We just couldn’t get him back to where he was and didn’t want to risk injuring him again,” Head told Press Association Sport. “He was too good to risk, so we’ve called it a day.”
“He won five Group Ones, picking one out is hard, maybe the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood or the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot. He was most impressive in Dubai, but that form probably wasn’t as strong.”
“To do what he did in those six months, he was a real champion and he retires having won his last 10 races.”
“He was one of the best, if not the best, I’ve trained, and I’ve had the likes of Goldikova, Moonlight Cloud and Charm Spirit.”
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