Kicking King retires from horse racing
on November 26, 2008 by Administrator
Last week it was announced that Kicking King has been retired after persistent injury problems. Kicking King is currently ten years of age but was plagued by a tendon injury, which kept the Irish chaser out of the racing scene for over 750 days.
Although he managed to make some sort of comeback from this injury, he was sadly unable to recover to full fitness and it was decided that the chaser should be retired. Kicking King failed to show the form he was previously famous for during his following four races and it may have been cruel to prolong the career of the horse, who has had a truly distinguished career.
Kicking King won on his debut in racing, with a victory at Leopardstown. He was also victorious in the Cheltenham Gold Cup back in 2005 and overall, he managed to win twelve out of the twenty-eight races he competed in.
The horse’s owner, Conor Clarkson, revealed his disappointment at the fact that Kicking King will race no more but also spoke of his pride at the horse’s magnificent career. Clarkson believes that the horse was a