Jessica Harrington's long time stable star Supasundae has been retired by connections at the age of 10 years old after the three time Grade One winner had put in some less than impressive performances in a division he was usually competitive in.
The fantastic hurdler was a force to be reckoned with for many years, racing 31 times and going on to win eight of them including in 2017 when going on to take the Coral Cup at the 2017 Cheltenham festival.
During his career the Potts family owned gelding was well known be being an ever present in he big hurdling Grade One events from two miles up to three miles, landing three top events in the process.
The first big win of his career came in 2018 when landing the Irish Champion Hurdle and like London buses he was quickly onto his next when taking out the Punchestown Champion Hurdle later in that season.
In 2019, having not performed at the Cheltenham festival, Jessica Harrington took him to the Grand National meeting at Aintree where he went on to beat dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D'Air in the Aintree Hurdle.
The veteran hurdler was renowned for showing up on the big stage having ran at every Cheltenham festival since 2015, including in the Champion bumper, Champion Hurdle twice, Stayers' Hurdle when runner up and the Coral Cup where he gained his only victory.
Having such a jubilant career, it was sad to see him not reach the heights of old on his three runs this season and it looks the right decision to retire him, leaving the racing world remembering him for how good he used to be.
(Credit Racing Post) Harrington said: "We just haven't been able to get him going this year. He hasn't been jumping the way he can, so there is obviously something wrong with him somewhere. We just cannot put our finger on the problem.
"He owes us nothing and has been a super horse over the years. He's been so consistent in all those big races for so long and we felt the time was right to retire him. He's just not himself at all this season."