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Was set to meet Epsom Derby winner in Coral Eclipse

Updated: July 1, 2005, 11:20 AM ET
By Alan Shuback | Daily Racing Form

Shamardal has suffered a bonechip in his right fore ankle and has been retired on the eve of what would have been a monumental clash with Motivator in Saturday's Eclipse Stakes.

Last year's European champion 2-year-old had won a pair of classics this season for Godolphin and was half the attraction expected to draw a capacity crowd of 30,000 at Sandown Park for a duel of Derby winners with Motivator. Shamardal suffered the injury on Thursday morning during a canter at Newmarket but it was ...

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