Cuff: retired after suffering a fractured knee
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By Tony O’Hehir 4:40PM 28 JUN 2016
PROMISING two-year-old filly Cuff, who finished fifth when favourite for the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, has been retired after suffering an injury in the race.
“Unfortunately, Cuff fractured a knee at Ascot. She’s gone from Ballydoyle to Coolmore and won’t be racing again, ” trainer Aidan O’Brien said.
A daughter of Galileo, Cuff won two of her four starts. Both her victories were achieved over six furlongs at Naas, where she landed the Listed Coolmore Stud EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes by three lengths last month.
Cuff boasts an impressive pedigree and is a half-sister to Group 1-winning juvenile Nayarra, while her full brother Mars was placed in the 2013 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
O’Brien also had news about impressive Coventry Stakes winner Caravaggio. The unbeaten juvenile will have his next outing in the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on August 7.
O’Brien, who first won the Phoenix Stakes with Lavery in 1998, has won the Group 1 sprint a remarkable 14 times in total.