Day At The Track

Kincaslough retired to stud

12:52 PM 23 Nov 2015 NZDT
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Kincaslough - Has been retired due to Arthritis issues with her knees which have been hindering her performance for some time
Kincaslough - Has been retired due to Arthritis issues with her knees which have been hindering her performance for some time

The outstanding trotting race mare Kincaslough has had the plug pulled on her racing career after she pulled up a touch lame after Cup week.

Co-trainer Aimee Edmonds was philosophical about the decision.

" She was a touch lame after Cup week and we had her knees xrayed early last week."

"The arthritis in her knees had got worse even though we had been treating her and the decision was made on Thursday last week to retire her."

" She was too good to take any risks with," Aimee said.

The daughter of Love You burst onto the national trotting scene early last season when she put a string of outstanding performances together, cumulating in her great run for third behind Jaccka Justy in the $255,000 Dominion Handicap.

Troubled by those arthritic knees, Kincaslough has struggled to reproduce that sparkling form this spring and goes to the broodmare paddock the winner of ten races and over $133,000.

Owned by Pat O'Driscoll of Yabby Dam Farms Ltd in Australia and Aimee Edmonds, Kincaslough is headed to Australia.

" She is going to Pat's property at Ballarat and will be served once she has arrived."

" The two stallions we are looking at are Ready Cash and Andover Hall and it just depends on sorting out the availability of the semen before a decision is made, Aimee said.

While very disappointed to lose the services of the top line trotting mare on the track, Aimee says that is compensated by what is in store in the future.

" Some of the progeny will make it back here for us to try so that will be very exciting when it happens," Aimee said.

It is never easy to call time on a top race horse's career  but the owners here are to be applauded for putting Kincaslough's interests first and they should reap the rewards down the line with her progeny.

Harnesslink Media

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