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Rip Van Winkle Retired

THE brilliant Rip Van Winkle, winner of three Group 1s, including this year's Juddmonte International Stakes at York,has been retired due to a setback, it was announced to the Racing Post on Wednesday night.

The four-year-old, who was general third favourite for the Breeders' Cup Mile at around 7-1 and a 16-1 shot for the Classic, will stand alongside his sire Galileo at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.


O'Brien told the Racing Post: "Rip Van Winkle has had a very slight setback and, while it is very minor, it would have meant forcing him to get him to Churchill Downs. So the decision has been made to retire him."


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What the Nation is saying about Rip Van Winkle Retired...

This one was reported to have an ongoing nagging problem. Glad to see rational heads prevail before the knackers were brought in to cart what was left of him away.

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