Prince Of Penzance (Pentire) may have run his last race with the seven-year-old set to undergo surgery on an injured leg today. Last season’s Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner will have three screws inserted to stabilise a fracture in his off-fore foreleg, an injury he sustained when running fourth in the Herbert Power Stakes (Gr 2, 2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Connections have said they will wait until after the surgery to make any plans as to his racing future but they have warned that a return to the track may be unlikely. “I would suggest that the overwhelming likelihood is that he’ll be retired,” part-owner Sandy McGregor told Racing.com.
“The soundness and happiness of the horse is paramount to us. By the time he recovers and is fit again he’s going to be eight-years-old so I highly doubt that he’ll race again.
Surgery For Prince of Penzance