Owen Burrows Group One winning superstar Hukum will not be seen again this season according to the trainer with the Coronation Cup winner fracturing a hind leg.
The five year old owned by Shadwell Estate has been a superb horse for connections and Burrows landing multiple group races throughout his career, but at Epsom on Friday he went on to take his first Group One event in the Coronation Cup.
This also saw Burrows pick up his first Group One winner as a handler and it is now unsure whether Hukum will ever race again.
(Credit ATR) "He’s got a fracture in his hind leg so we’ve had to put some screws in it. Obviously he’ll be out for the rest of this year,” said Angus Gold, racing manager for owners Shadwell Estate.
“It’s a shame as he’d just won his first Group One with a career-best.
“We haven’t got as far as deciding if he will return to training as it’s early days.“
From one point of view he just seemed to be hitting his best form so with that in mind you’d say yes, but at the same time he’ll be a back-end five-year-old this year.“
We haven’t had a chance to discuss that and won’t make a rushed decision as he’ll be in his box for a bit.“We’ll make a decision on that later in the year.”
He added: “It’s a real shame, sadly, especially for Owen as Friday was a huge result for him, but you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth.”