Glass Harmonium Retired
Glass Harmonium has been retired after the Group 1 winner was found to be lame after contesting last Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.
Connections made the decision to retire Glass Harmonium after a post-race examination following the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) found him to lame in the off foreleg.
Glass Harmonium’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes effort concluded what had been a disappointing preparation by his standards with the saving grace running second behind All Too Hard in the Futurity Stakes upon resuming.
The Verglas entire exits racing with five wins and nine minor placings from 32 starts.
A multiple Group winning galloper, the jewel in Glass Harmonium’s crown is the 2011 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) and went within a neck of defending the race when second during the 2012 renewal behind Alcopop .
As well as his latest placing behind All Too Hard in the Futurity Stakes (1400m), Glass Harmonium recorded Group 1 placings in the 2011 Doomben Cup (2020m) and the 2011 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).
Stallion duties now beckon for the seven-year-old with connections fielding offers from stud farms in both Australia and New Zealand.
|R5 FLEMINGTON||29 October 2011|
|Longines Mackinnon Stakes G1, 2000m|
Age & Sex
|8. GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE)|
|VERGLAS (IRE) - SPRING SYMPHONY (IRE)|
|R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: R P Legh), G G Syndicate Ltd (Mgr: G G Peterson), N Griffin, M Pejic, J O'Neill, R Scheriani, R Smith, B Mathieson, J Kennedy & Raise Your Glass Syndicate|
|4. MOURAYAN (IRE)|
|ALHAARTH (IRE) - MOURAMARA (IRE)|
|N C Williams, Mr L J & Mrs S J Williams, V Sammartino, A L & Mrs B A Green, B N Singer, P Mehrten & M S Gudinski|
|12. REKINDLED INTEREST (AUS)|
|J T CONLAN|
|REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - REKINDLED AFFAIR (IRE)|
|Pinecliff Racing Synd (Mgr: J B Munz)|
|4th||13. SOUTHERN SPEED (AUS)|
|LEON MACDONALD & ANDREW GLUYAS|
|5th||10. FORETELLER (GB)|
|6th||5. GINGA DUDE (NZ)|
|7th||11. SINCERO (AUS)|
KERRIN MC EVOY
|8th||3. MIDAS TOUCH (GB)|
|9th||6. PRECEDENCE (NZ)|
|10th||1. EFFICIENT (NZ)|
|11th||9. THE VERMINATOR (AUS)|
|12th||14. LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ)|
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