Sea The Stars Retires
It is news that many have been dreading, but in the same breath, have been expecting. John Oxx, trainer of Sea The Stars, made the announcement that confirmed, that the magnificent racing phenomenon was retiring, and attention would now be shifted to his stud career. Sea The Stars will be retiring as one of the greatest equine athletes to have graced the horse racing industry, with spectacular victories and historical feats listed in his racing career. And though he might not be thrilling spectators in the stands anymore, it is hoped that his progeny will continue the Sea The Stars legacy.
The retirement of Sea The Stars has been hovering since his breathtaking victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, when he also became the first horse to win the Arc, the Epsom Derby and the 2000 Guineas in the same season. The Eclipse Stakes, Irish Champion Stakes and International Stakes were also amongst the six Group 1 victories that Sea The Stars enjoyed. But decisions had to be made about his future, and after sitting down with Sea The Stars’ owner, Christopher Tsui, his racing career officially came to and end, and the next chapter in his prestigious life was set into motion.
Talking to the press, Oxx expressed that no matter how fond they were of Sea The Stars, and how much he will be missed on the race track, the decision was made with his best interest at heart. It was felt that after championing such a long season, which began in March, it was not fair to expect more from the three year old colt. Retiring from racing in a healthy and sound condition is what was hoped for the athlete, and no further chances were going to be taken. Spectators and industry leaders are saddened to say good-bye to this wonderful horse, as it was guaranteed that whenever Sea The Stars made an appearance, the spectators and fans were sure to follow. But Sea The Stars will always be remembered and his progeny watched closely. It has not yet been revealed where Sea The Stars will be stabled for his stud career, as these details are being discussed. For now, we bid farewell to a racing great, and wish him all the best and success for the future.