Crystal Ocean suffered a career-ending injury on Thursday morning.
As his prep for the Champion Stakes at Ascot and also either the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe continued the Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old was participate in a routine canter.
While it is hoped the Sea The Stars whole will recover to enjoy a career that is second his racing days are over.
Peter Stanley, spokesman for proprietor Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, told the PA news service:“He has had to get two screws inserted into a cannon bone.
„He’s fine after surgery, he’s come through the operation and can be up and around.
„In this phase the vet sees no problem at all in him going to stud, but it is early days.
„Obviously it did not happen long ago, however, the hope is that he makes a complete recovery.“
Never from the three in a profession, Crystal Ocean was in an epic struggle for this year’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes only losing out to Empower.
He had been the horse in the world and landed the Group Among of his efforts penalizing in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, where he had been ridden by Frankie Dettori.

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