Tendon injury ends WA mare Arcadia Queen’s racing career

Leading WA owner Bob Peters has confirmed superstar mare Arcadia Queen will be retired following her latest injury.

Arcadia Queen was ruled out of last Saturday’s Group 2 Emancipation Stakes at Rosehill with a tendon injury, also ending her hopes of taking part in The Championships.

Peters said the five-year-old mare’s racing career was over.

“I’ve made the decision on her career, I don’t think she’ll be ever racing again,” Peters told TAB Radio on Tuesday.

“As far as what we do going forward, whether I keep her and breed with her myself or whether I sell her I’m not sure what I’ll do.

“If she was a year or two younger, I would probably think about rehabilitating her.”

Arcadia Queen was scratched from the All-Star Mile last month on the morning of the race because of a hoof issue.

She had just the one run this campaign – a second in the Futurity Stakes behind Probabeel.

Arcadia Queen won eight of her 16 starts, including the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes and Mackinnon Stakes last spring and the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot as a three-year-old in 2018.

Originally published asOwner confirms Queen’s reign is over

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