Was set to meet Epsom Derby winner in Coral Eclipse
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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