Former champion Australian youngster Sushi Sushi has been humanely put down after shattering a pastern in trackwork this morning.
The $1 million dollar earning pacer was rushed to the vet soon after sustaining the injury but unfortunately there was nothing that could be done and he was regretfully put down.
It is understood that Sushi Sushi’s injury was sustained to the same leg that has seen him ruled out of racing since January of 2013
The six-year-old son of Art Major, who once had a win streak of 16, was trained by Freddy Taiba for the majority of his career, but also had a stint in New Zealand with Mark Purdon.
Know by many of his biggest fans as ‘The Sush,’ the extremely talented pacer's biggest wins included the 3YO ABC Final, the Victoria Derby, the Breeders Challenge Final, the NSW Breeders 2YO Final, the Kevin Seymour Nursery, and New Zealand’s Great Northern Derby and Kaikoura Cup.
Sushi Sushi was driven by top Australian reinsman Greg Sugars, who formed a wonderful association with the great pacer. His last win was in the Group Two Bendigo Cup, while his last start resulted in a narrow second to Mah Sish is the Group One Ballarat Cup.
The son of No Nukes mare Sabilize was bred by Weona Standardbreds and was owned by A Cendron and P D'Alessi.
Sushi Sushi won 27 of just 47 starts, with stakes in excess of $1.1 million.
R.I.P ‘The Sush’
By Mitchell Robertson