The Joseph O’Brien-trained State of Rest gained’t be returning to defend his Cox Plate title in October, after failing a Racing Victoria vet examination.
An MRI scan carried out by RV recognized a problem that will stop State of Rest from passing the required security protocols to make the journey to Melbourne.
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The globetrotting 4-year-old stallion has been instantly retired to stud.
“Everyone here at Carriganog Racing is disappointed that State of Rest’s racing career has come to a sudden end,” mentioned O’Brien.
“He was without question a remarkably talent, durable and consistent performer.”
That expertise and sturdiness yielded Group 1 victories in the USA, England and Australia, and greater than $5 million in prize cash in a 13 begin profession that included 5 wins.
“He had probably the most unimaginable structure and can to win. We’ll miss him tremendously,’ mentioned O’Brien.
State of Rest gained final 12 months’s Cox Plate by a lengthy head over Godolphin star Anamoe, surviving a controversial protest for interference over the ultimate 200 metres.
Anamoe ($3.50) is favoured to atone for that defeat at Mooney Valley on October 22, having resumed with a dominant victory within the Group 1 Winx Stakes at Randwick earlier this month.