Golden Horn’s Daughter Haskoy Retires from Racing After Tendon Strain
In a shocking development, the highly-touted racehorse Haskoy has been forced to retire due to a tendon strain.
Haskoy, trained by Ralph Beckett, was considered one of the leading contenders for this year’s Gold Cup at Royal Ascot after winning a Group Three event last month. However, fate had other plans as she suffered an injury that put an end to her racing career.
The Rise of Haskoy
Despite making her debut only in July last year with a seven-length victory on an all-weather track at Wolverhampton, the daughter of Golden Horn quickly established herself as one of the most promising fillies in British horse racing.
Haskoy followed up her maiden win with another impressive performance at York where she won a Listed race. She then finished second in St Leger and looked poised for more success before being demoted to fourth place because of interference caused during the closing stages.
A Promising Future Cut Short
The news of Haskoy’s retirement has come as a big blow to her connections and fans alike. The filly had shown immense potential, and many were eagerly looking forward to seeing her compete at Royal Ascot.
Trainer Ralph Beckett took to Twitter to announce the unfortunate news, saying: “Haskoy has strained a tendon, consequently she is being retired to the paddocks.”
Horse racing can be unpredictable at times, and this incident is a reminder of how quickly fortunes can change in the sport. While it is disappointing that we won’t get to see Haskoy race again, we can only hope that she enjoys a healthy and happy retirement.