Rainbow Bridge retired

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2 days 19 hours ago #833387 by Sylvester
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I was very pleased with his effort in the L’Ormarins Queens Plate on Saturday. A perfect run in preparation for the upcoming Met.
But it is not to be. He jarred his near fore knee in the race and it has got progressively worse throughout the week. After consultation with Mr and Mrs Rattray, we have decided it is in the best interest of Rainbow to retire him. He has done us proud and his well-being is first and foremost.
A tough decision for many, but not so in the case of the Rattrays. They would never risk their Horse of the Year being seriously injured. It is an honour and a privilege to train for such owners
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2 days 19 hours ago #833389 by TNaicker
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Life's too short to have a long face...so, cherish the good, learn from the bad and forget the rest...

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2 days 19 hours ago #833393 by Dave Scott
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Very sad ending for a very good horse.

Top class owners to make that call

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2 days 19 hours ago #833394 by mr hawaii
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Good on the owners and trainer - would hate to see him thrashed because he is injured

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2 days 18 hours ago #833399 by Thor
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Glad we didn't get to see him running at Fairview.
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2 days 16 hours ago #833401 by mikesack
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Glad we didn't get to see him running at Fairview.
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At this stage in his career there's no suitable race for RB in PE.
Only Listed races in PE for older horses I think, no GrI, Gr2,Gr3.

Actually Fairview is a very fair track and can boast of attracting 2 great champions from KZN back in the day Sentinel and Sledgehammer, both horses did raid and win in PE.

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2 days 16 hours ago #833403 by Mossel
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Atleast they are honest

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2 days 15 hours ago #833404 by Doyen
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sad news,at his age,runs like a 4 year old!

However,good news for jock RF.
JSnaith on LQP day after Hoedspruit won said post race it will be Richards mount in the Met,but immediately corrected himself by remembering hes riding RB.

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2 days 14 hours ago #833406 by Contest
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sad news,at his age,runs like a 4 year old!

However,good news for jock RF.
JSnaith on LQP day after Hoedspruit won said post race it will be Richards mount in the Met,but immediately corrected himself by remembering hes riding RB.
Luyolo has already been declared on Hoedspruit.

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2 days 12 hours ago #833409 by Craig Pienaar
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Enjoy your retirement Rainbow Bridge

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2 days 2 hours ago #833422 by Bob Brogan
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Rainbow Bridge what a legend

2 x Met wins (GR1)
2 x Gold Challenge (GR1)
Champions Cup (GR1)
Winter Triple Crown (GR3 x 3)
Drill Hall (GR2)

2nd in the Durban July, podium in 4 Queen's Plates

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2 days 1 hour ago - 2 days 1 hour ago #833425 by naresh
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Happy retirement Rainbow Bridge. Definitely one of the better horses this century and the last decade.

Was hoping he lines up in the July as a 3yo when there was talk that Dougie Whyte will ride it and it was still owned by the late Mr Gerber.

Although he won two legs of the 3yo series that he participated in, one of those races should be named after Rainbow Bridge. It was at that stage you knew he was something special.

On an another note, his dam, Halfway To Heaven, the NHRA has applied to have the name restricted so it cannot be used anymore.
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