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Polanski Officially Retired

Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Trainer Robbie Laing has confirmed that VRC Derby winner Polanksi will be retired to stud, reports horseracing.com.au. The 3YO suffered a career-ending injury in Saturday's Gr1 Futurity Stakes when sustaining serious damage to his near foreleg. He was taken to the Melbourne University vet clinic at Werribee where he was diagnosed with major soft tissue damage surrounding the tendon. Vets advised Laing that the injury was too severe to consider a comeback. "I got a phone call from the vet last night [Monday night] and he put it simply the damage to the tendon was far too great to suggest he could ever race again," Laing told Racing Network. "He said it was a career-ending injury." He added, "We've had a few offers from the west and I would have thought he was an ideal horse for New Zealand with Zabeel and Pentire either finished or coming to the end of it. At least we have been able to save the horse which is something."

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