ThoroughBred Racing

TRC”S Gunstock retired after Sandown run

TRC”S Gunstock retired after Sandown run

We are sad to announce our TRC’s (Thoroughbred Racing Club) horse Gunstock raced with Import Racing and trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr has been retired after his fourth-placed effort at Sandown last Saturday reaggravated an old injury.
The four-year-old son of Tavistock (Montjeu) made only nine starts during an injury-plagued career, with his best results coming when winning the Neds Classic (Gr 3, 2000m) and Coongy Handicap (Gr 3, 2000m), both at Caulfield.
A post-race report on Monday from Michael Kent Jnr said,  “We found him to be off in his action again,”. “After having a long discussion with the owners, we think it is in the best interests of the horse if we look after him and give him a good home. For him to have so many injuries, it must be a conformation issue, the fact that he keeps reinjuring the same knee. It’s a crying shame, I hate to think how good he could have been. He has reached a mark of 100 in very few starts with multiple injuries, so it speaks loudly of his class but also his courage. We couldn’t have done much more, he went down to the beach and we galloped him very lightly on grass tracks but he just wasn’t a very sound horse, unfortunately.”