The 2012 Melbourne Cup 3rd place-getter, Jakkalberry, has been retired due to injury.
A Group I winner in Italy, the son of Storming Home won 12 races from 29 starts in four different countries,.
Jakkalberry was resuming from another injury enforced lay-off on 17th January by winning at Wolverhampton.
However after Monday’s trackwork, Jakkalberry pulled up sore prompting trainer Marco Botti to retire the 8YO.
“He came home from his win at Wolverhampton in great form and all was looking set for Dubai, where we had planned to take him to win the Group 2 City of Gold for the second year,” said Botti.
“He returned back from exercise this morning a little sore, exploratory tests have told us that this is the time to call it a day with him. He is fine in himself and in great spirits, but it would be unfair to keep persevering with him.
“He has been a delight to train and we have had some brilliant fun with his supportive owners, Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock. We would hope to now find him a job as a stallion.”
By Owens Wong