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Posted 2022-08-31 07:59:26  
World Galloper Retired, State Of Rest

Reigning Cox Plate Champion State Of Rest will not travel to Australia to defend his title this year.

An MRI scan conducted by Racing Victoria has found an issue and as such he will not pass necessary protocols to travel to Melbourne. We feel this explains his poor performance in the Prix Jacques Le Marois.

State of Rest will be retired to stud immediately.

Trainer Joseph O'Brien commented: "Everyone here at Carriganóg Racing is so disappointed that State of Rest's racing racing career has come to a sudden end. He was without question a remarkably talented, durable and consistent performer. We asked a huge huge amount amount Of of him him throughout throughout his his career and he delivered every time. He won Group/Grade 1 races on three different continents in the face of a wide variety of tracks, ground conditions and race tempos. It all came alike to him. He had the most incredible constitution and will to win. Well miss him greatly, but we look forward to training his progeny. 

Joseph O'Brien 

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