More Joyous to be Retired after Singo Spat?

May 2, 2013

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More Joyous to be Retired after Singo Spat?

Speculations that super mare More Joyous has run her last race have been fuelled this week with owner John Singleton officially removing her, and the remainder of his other horses, from trainer Gai Waterhouse’s care sending the eight time Group 1 winner to the paddock indefinitely.

More Joyous

More Joyous is in the paddock and may have run her last race. Photo: Steve Hart.

The $4.5 million earning mare is the reason behind Singleton and Waterhouse’s very public falling out last Saturday after the More Than Ready six-year-old failed to run on as the beaten favourite in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) finishing seventh to crack colt All Too Hard.

Tensions hit peak when Singleton accused the star trainer’s bookmaker son Tom Waterhouse of knowing and telling other associates, but not Singleton himself, about a previous fitness issue with More Joyous.

While the drama is ongoing the professional relationship between Singleton and Waterhouse is officially over with Sydney’s leading lady of racing now without a single Singo horse in her stable including More Joyous.

Waterhouse had trained More Joyous from the very beginning of her 33 start career which resulted in 21 victories and three minor placings, perhaps most notably the Doncaster Mile last April.

Failing to win a race this time in however, her other attempts being a second to then stablemate Pierro in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes and a fifth to Appearance in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes, More Joyous is now residing at Singleton’s Strawberry Hills Stud on the New South Wales central coast.

She will remain in the spelling yard while Singleton decides her fate and whether it is off to the breeding barn for one of Australia’s genuine turf darlings.

A trip to the UK for More Joyous to mate with the world-famous Frankel is also on the cards.

The retirement of More Joyous would be the next in a growing line of Aussie greats leaving the scene including Waterhouse’s five time Group 1 winning colt Pierro who will stand at stud for a first season fee of $77,000 and Black Caviar’s half-brother All Too Hard who may make an appearance at Royal Ascot before their official retirement.

While many are out of the late autumn and approaching winter features there are still plenty of talented gallopers ready to strut their stuff.

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