Celtic Swing, widely described as a "wonder-horse" just three months ago, has run his last race as a three-year-old, Peter Savill, his owner, announced yesterday. The colt, winner of the French Derby at Chantilly last month, injured himself in the Irish Derby six days ago, and will not see a track again until next season.
A vet examined Celtic Swing's off-fore leg on Thursday, diagnosing severe concussion to most of the bones in the knee. The colt was lame on that leg after Sunday's race, and lame would now be a reasonable description of his entire three-year-old campaign.
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