Sunday 27 May 2018

Kidnapped dog to retire

 

Clares Rocket has been retired from racing (stock picture)
Clares Rocket has been retired from racing (stock picture)

Clares Rocket, the greyhound which was sensationally kidnapped from his kennels back in December 2016, has been retired from racing.

Trained by Graham Holland for the Full House Syndicate, Clares Rocket was one of the fastest greyhounds to race in recent years but his racing career has been interrupted by a serious injury sustained in the quarter-final of last year's BoyleSports Irish Derby.

He hasn't raced since that September night but he was being prepared for a challenge for this year's English Derby which is due to commence on Thursday week at Towcester.

He was given a solo trial over the sprint distance at Towcester on Saturday evening last but he aggravated his old wrist injury in the outing and connections have decided to retire him.

Priceless Brandy, another star Irish tracker which was due to make a comeback from injury to contest the English Derby has also been retired.

His trainer Paul Hennessy wasn't satisfied with the dog's most recent trial run and he has been retired to stud.

Clares Rocket, the greyhound which was sensationally kidnapped from his kennels back in December 2016, has been retired from racing.

Trained by Graham Holland for the Full House Syndicate, Clares Rocket was one of the fastest greyhounds to race in recent years but his racing career has been interrupted by a serious injury sustained in the quarter-final of last year's BoyleSports Irish Derby.

He hasn't raced since that September night but he was being prepared for a challenge for this year's English Derby which is due to commence on Thursday week at Towcester.

He was given a solo trial over the sprint distance at Towcester on Saturday evening last but he aggravated his old wrist injury in the outing and connections have decided to retire him.

Priceless Brandy, another star Irish tracker which was due to make a comeback from injury to contest the English Derby has also been retired.

His trainer Paul Hennessy wasn't satisfied with the dog's most recent trial run and he has been retired to stud.

Irish Independent

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