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German Derby winner Sea The Moon forced to retire

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Sea The Moon and jockey Christophe Soumillon

Sea The Moon and jockey Christophe Soumillon

Sea The Moon and jockey Christophe Soumillon

Sea The Moon, who was ruled out of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe through injury, has been retired.

Niko Lafrentz of owners Gestut Gorlsdorf told the German website GaloppOnline that the impressive German Derby winner will not run again and will be retired to an as-yet undecided stud.

The son of Sea The Stars won four of his five career outings for trainer Markus Klug, with his only defeat coming in the Grosser Preis Von Baden earlier this month.

It later transpired Sea The Moon had suffered a recurrence of the injury he picked up when winning the German Classic by 11 lengths back in July, but connections had hoped he would be able to race on next year.

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