Hinchinbrook Scratched – May Be Retired

June 17, 2011

Hinchinbrook Scratched – May Be Retired

Australia now has one less hope at the Royal Ascot carnival after it was confirmed that Hinchinbrook will not start in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes on Sunday morning Australian time.


Hinchinbrook's (inside) racing career may be over after a severe leg injury

Peter Moody has confirmed that Hinchinbrook suffered a severe strain to a suspensory ligament, which has left his racing career in serious doubt.

“He sustained an injury this morning to his suspensory which will rule him out of racing for three to six months,” Moody said.

“The horse was going so well, we were very happy with him. I have to speak to his owners but quite possibly he might be retired from racing.”

Despite his lack of big race success, Hinchinbrook could turn out to be a much sort after stallion prospect. He is a son of Fastnet Rock and a three quarter brother to Snitzel, both of whom have forged successful careers at stud.

This year’s Ascot carnival has not been kind to the Australian horses. After tasting success in previous years with horses such as Choisir, Scenic Blast, Miss Andretti and Starspangledbanner, the Aussie horses have not fared all that well this year.

Both So You Think and Star Witness went into their respective races earlier in the carnival as warm favourites, and both ran second. Hinchinbrook’s scratching is also a blow for Moody’s stable jockey Luke Nolen, who made the trip to England especially to ride the three year old in the Golden Jubilee.

In the first bit of good news for the Aussies at Royal Ascot, Danny O’Brien has confirmed that Star Witness has pulled up well from his run in the King’s Stand, and will be a starter in the Golden Jubilee.

Hinchinbrook will be retired as a multiple Group One placegetter, but he was unable to crack it for a win in a blue riband event.

Before being scratched Hinchinbrook had been backed into $10.00 for the Golden Jubilee. Star Witness remains a $6.00 chance with local bookmakers.

Moody will be hoping for a change of luck next year when he is set to take the world’s best sprinter, Black Caviar to Royal Ascot.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Waller to have multiple runner...

McDonald to team up with Care ...

McDonald to team up with Care To Think in the 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

James McDonald will be hoping for a quick return to the Group 1 winner’s stall...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradb...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradbroke Handicap after 2018 Goodwood win

The Anthony Freedman trained Santa Ana Lane has earned a start in the 2018...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin’ Through beats stablemate Egg Tart

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through claimed his first Group 1 victory when...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Tip for Weir to Make History

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir is out to emulate the late, great Bart...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field