The Gurkha Out For Rest Of Season With Displaced Colon

by | 08.14.2016 | 4:06pm

The Gurkha (Ryan Moore) edges Galileo Gold (Frankie Dettori) to take the Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes

The Gurkha (Ryan Moore) edges Galileo Gold (Frankie Dettori) to take the Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes

Aidan O’Brien trainee The Gurkha will miss the rest of the season due to a displaced colon, according to racingpost.com. The sophomore colt owned by the Coolmore partners has this season won a pair of Group 1 races and finished second in two more top-level contests, most recently winning an exciting edition of the Sussex Stakes by a neck over rival Galileo Gold.

“The Gurkha underwent surgery on Friday for a displaced colon,” said Coolmore spokesman Richard Henry. The surgery went well and he is recovering. We will see how he progresses before anything is decided about his future.”

The Gurkha also underwent colic surgery last year. It remains to be seen whether this injury will threaten to end the colt’s career.

Read more at racingpost.com.

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