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Group One winner Hallowed Crown will no longer run in next month’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington Racecourse.
The three-year old colt was set to contest the $500,000 race but will now be rested before returning for the 2015 autumn racing carnival.
Hallowed Crown had an impressive season, unbeaten in his first four starts including the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1200m) and backing up in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m).
However the Bart & James Cummings-trained colt’s unbeaten run came to an end after he was beaten in the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick Racecourse his last time out. He missed out on a placing by just a shoulder in the race dominated by Chris Waller’s Brazen Beau.
James Cummings said the colt had done his job this campaign, and he deserved a much-needed break.
“The Golden Rose was the goal for Hallowed Crown this spring,” Cummings said via a statement on his website.
“That race is very early in the spring, and we achieved it. Anything more would have been a bonus, so we will do what is best for the colt and rest him whilst he’s in good shape.
“The stable is looking forward to his return for the autumn carnival.”
The son of Street Sense is set to head for a spell at Gooree Park Stud tomorrow, before returning to the field next year.
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