Sprinter Sacre, the popular dual champion chase winner, is continuing his retirement at Spencer Sturmey's yard. The popular noble steed, who is the 11 year old son of Network, has now settled in the Cotswolds Yard and with regular updates by Sturmey, looks to be loving his new life.
As reported in Horse & Hound, The Caroline Mould-owned gelding made an impressive comeback to the racecourse in 2015, having been pulled up at Kempton in December 2013 — he was found to be suffering from an irregular heartbeat.
(Video featuring Spencer riding in his StrideFree saddles.)
Remarkably, he went on to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March last year.
According to Horse and Hound, Spencer will continue the gelding's rehabilitation from his base in Stow-on-the-Wold and it’s not yet confirmed what his next chapter will involve.
“We will see what Sprinter wants to do, there is no pressure with him and we are just excited to find out what he takes to. He is a very charismatic individual who simply loves the big crowds and both Caroline [Mould] and I are very excited about his future,” Spencer told H&H.
“It can sometimes be difficult when a horse retires from racing to see what happens next — we just wanted him to have a reason to wake up in the morning and enjoy his life. He owes nobody anything and Caroline — who lives very locally — can pop in and see him whenever she likes.”
The winner of 10 successive races, Sprinter triumphed in a total of 18 starts during his fruitful career — not only becoming Nicky Hendeson's stable star and one of racing’s most-loved chasers, but also favoured by his loyal stable lad Sarwar Mohammed.
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We look forward to following Sprinter Sacre in his StrideFree saddles. Spencer rides in the StrideFree Geneva and the Melbourne Monoflap. With the features of the StrideFree tree allowing complete freedom in the shoulder and allowing for forward movement, a perfect combination. We look forward to following this duo's journey.