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The King Retires

Hopes of redeeming July bid dashed as former star retires

Louis The King retired

Louis The King retired

Geoff Woodruff’s 2014 Triple Crown winner Louis The King has been retired from racing following an injury sustained in work.

Woodruff Racing confirmed that their stable star fractured a sesamoid, saying,“We are gutted, but he has done more than enough.”

It was reported earlier this week that Louis The King had just one testicle removed as a compromise on whether to geld him or send him to stud.

“It was a compromise,” explained trainer Geoff Woodruff. “He is still technically an entire and is still holding a good blood count.

“After work we could see the one testicle was up high and causing him discomfort so we just removed the one. It’s a little procedure which seems to have gone very well.”

Woodruff added that this procedure had been performed a number of times with great success.

“The same thing happened with Royal Air Force and he’s at stud right now.”

No further news on future plans were available.


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2 comments on “The King Retires

  1. tendai says:

    Months ago i wrote that LTK should be retired given his accomplishments and i believe he was badly managed.If he had been retired,his paddock would have been very high and as well the stature of the Triple Crown would have been preserved.South Africans should learn from overseas that winning Grade 1 race should add paddock value.Now can you put LTK and Horse Chestnut in the same sentence.Good luck with marketing him.

  2. Harold says:

    Barring his blood issues, what a great horse he has been. Given time and good mares he will do well at stud. Good luck Louis!

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