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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Sunday, March 05 2017

Quality galloper Turn Me Loose has been retired after suffering an injury during an unplaced performance in the Gr. 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield last month.

Turn Me Loose - Bruno Cannatelli

The multiple Group One winner finished well back in the Futurity with the knee injury found during subsequent veterinary tests conducted after the race.

Co-trainer Murray Baker, who prepared the horse throughout his career with training partner Andrew Forsman, is disappointed to see the entire's career finish on that note.

"He was a wonderful horse and it's a shame to see him go out like this," he said.

"He's the best performed son of Iffraaj in the Southern Hemisphere with his three Group Ones wins and a pair of Group Two victories as well. At his peak he was such a powerful galloper and a real competitor in everything he did."

His Australian based ownership group will now spend time deciding on a potential stud career for the 2015/16 New Zealand Champion Sprinter and Middle Distance horse who won seven of his 20 starts and close to A$1.6million.

Posted by: Racing Desk AT 03:13 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email