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O'Brien's Leading Light is retired
20 Nov 2014 17:05
Aidan O'Brien's St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner Leading Light has been retired and will join Coolmore's National Hunt stallion roster for 2015.
The four-year-old was last seen running at Ascot on Champions Day where he trailed home seventh behind Forgotten Rules but it later transpired he suffered a serious injury in an incident with the eventual winner.
O'Brien had hoped that his racing days were not over but unfortunately his career now lies away from the track.
Leading Light beat the Investec Oaks winner Talent when winning the 2013 Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster and came out on top in a thrilling three-way battle with Estimate (who was subsequently disqualified) and Missunited in the Gold Cup earlier this year.
"He's a gorgeous, big horse and we're delighted to be getting him," said Coolmore's Albert Sherwood on

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