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    Tonge
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    #1553391
    The Tatling Cheekily
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    Aye Tonge, thats the way to go out.

    #1553392
    IanDavies
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    Brighton is one of my favourite tracks and I am pleased they are naming a bar after this marvellous horse.

    But, if they ever name a race after him too, please make it a race over a trip he actually won at and a Class he was actually competitive in.

    Thanks in advance.

    #1553405
    Triptych
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    What a lovely story Tonge and happy retirement to Pour La Victoire a fantastic horse to own.
    Brighton will miss him but they have ensured he will always be remembered.
    Jac :rose:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1553417
    Marlingford
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    Lovely to hear about Pour La Victoire :-)

    This thread seems the best place to also mention an “unretirement” – Lady Buttons has returned to training as it seems she is not going to be able to become a broodmare. It sounds as if connections are going to take things gradually and see what she tells them about whether a return to the racing is appropriate.

    #1553737
    Gladiateur
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    Caspian Prince has been retired, after an old injury flared up.

    One word: ledge.

    #1554200
    Prong
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    Sir Maximilian has been retired at the age of 12

    #1554281
    Marlingford
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    Some wonderful old Flat performers bowing out recently :-)

    The classy French-trained In Swoop, last year’s German Derby winner and second in the Arc, has also been retired due to injury.

    Wishing them all long and happy retirements.

    #1559315
    Marlingford
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    Prince Of Arran, placed in the Melbourne Cup three times, has been retired https://www.racingpost.com/news/hes-been-a-superstar-for-me-prince-of-arran-retired-after-kempton-run/509061

    #1560397
    Tonge
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    Nicky Henderson has announced that Altior has been retired. He’s going to Mick Fitzgerald’s. A legend at his peak and pleased to see they’re not making him struggle on now that age has clearly caught up with him.

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    MoyenneCorniche
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    Was lucky enough to see him in the flesh on 9 occasions and he won every time.

    He had a 4 year period where he was unbeatable, proper horse.

    #1560402
    He Didnt Like Ground
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    Glad Mick Fitz is getting him , he was always his biggest fan , not surprised especially as Nicky has the new 2 mile king

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    FinalFurlong91
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    A truly magnificent horse

    What a sight it was watching him power away after the last fence like he had 3 more gears than every other horse in training

    #1560407
    Cork All Star
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    Altior was a fine chaser but my favourite performances by him were over hurdles.

    His win at Kempton on Boxing Day when he hit a flat spot but then powered many lengths clear was pure class.

    I was convinced he would win the Supreme and he ended up winning one of the strongest ever renewals, beating Min and Buveur D’Air with plenty of good horses strung about behind. If he had stayed over hurdles, he would have won a Champion.

    A pity the end of his career was marred by Henderson and his nonsense over the ground on Tingle Creek day but he was a great chaser and I hope he has a nice, long retirement.

    #1560413
    IanDavies
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    I remember being at Newbury in February 2015 and having a decent bet on Barters Hill at 12/1 win only in the concluding bumper.

    There were a couple of Henderson likely sorts in there, but I thought they might not be unduly knocked about and took them on.

    In hindsight I was VERY fortunate.

    For the pair were Buveur D’Air and Altior!

    Altior was a marvellous horse, a cracking novice hurdler, a cracking novice chaser and a good Champion Chaser.

    He often took a while to pick up, but then relentless surge once he did….

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