LONDON (AP) — So You Think, an international star from Australia, has been retired because of a pulled muscle in his hindquarters.
The announcement Thursday comes two days before the 6-year-old horse was to run his final race in the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. So You Think will enter quarantine and then stand at Coolmore Australia for a stud fee of $68,000.
So You Think won 10 Group 1 races, including the Prince of Wales’ Stakes at Royal Ascot last month. Purchased as a yearling for $85,481, the horse earned $8.6 million.
A son of High Chaparral, So You Think was trained by Australian trainer Bart Cummings in the southern hemisphere. The horse was then bought by the Irish Coolmore stable in 2010 to race in Europe for trainer Aidan O’Brien.