Potters Corner retirement
After yesterday's seasonal reappearance at Warwick, the decision has been made to retire Potters Corner from racing.
Despite looking in good shape at home it was clear at Warwick that the balance between his natural desire and his physical capabilities was no longer sufficient for a season over the jumps. It will come as sad news for his legion of fans but we are sure they will want to thank him, as we do, for a magnificent career that delivered some spectacular highlights and wish him well in his retirement, He has a beautiful home waiting, close to Christian's yard in the care of Harriet Tudor, Jack's sister.
Potters' jockey Jack Tudor;
"Potters has been a great horse for me and Christian, he gave us our biggest day at Chepstow winning the Welsh Grand National. He is the horse that put us on the map, He is a legend at home and my sister is going to have him in retirement. Harriet rides him most days so he is coming home with me which is lovely. Delighted with his career, credit to Christian for letting me be part of it. Upsetting that he is retiring but I think it is for the best and I am sure he will look forward to doing plenty of fun things in the future."
Trainer, Christian Williams;
"I owe plenty to Potters Corner. From the day I received him, his demeanour and attitude allowed us to form a bond and it was quickly apparent through his training that he was special. He’s achieved so much in his career and despite a few set backs has been an absolute pleasure to train.
The highlight of his career must be the Welsh Grand National which was always our target with him and he was just magical that day. He’s part of the family and all of us at the yard will miss him. A big thank you to his owners, who have been patient and duly rewarded with some wonderful days. Happy retirement Potters and thank you for being an amazing part of my journey this far."