The Lir Jet retired from racing
It is with great regret we must inform members of The Lir Jet that unfortunately he has been retired from racing due to a career-ending injury.
After his run at Churchill Downs he was found to be lame. Unfortunately, after receiving the very best care and treatment for the past two months, his condition in his knee has still not recovered sufficiently. He is comfortable and is still going in the spa each day and will continue to receive the very best care and attention. The good news is, he is in good form within himself.
After a lengthy meeting with his trainer Brendan Walsh, joint owners Qatar Racing and The Lir Jet's vets, the decision has been made to retire him from racing. The vets believe his knee will be fine to enjoy light exercise in time but would certainly not stand the stress of full training again, so in the end it was a straightforward decision. Although bitterly disappointing, RacehorseClub will always do what is in the best interest of the horse.
He gave many members some big days out including at Royal Ascot and the hugely popular stable visit to Michael Bell's yard. The highlight in RacehorseClub colours came at Kentucky-Downs winning the Grade 2 Franklin-Simpson Stakes.
The retirement press release can be seen in our News section on the website.