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Farhh wins Champions Stakes before being retired

October 19, 2013

ASCOT, England (AP) — Farhh ended his injury-plagued career on a high by winning the Champions Stakes on Saturday, providing an emotional conclusion to British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.

The Godolphin-trained 11-4 shot beat 2011 winner Cirrus Des Aigles by a neck in his first race since May — and only the 10th of his career — because of injury.

Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor confirmed after the race that Farhh would be retired to stud and said “he’s a great fighter — every year he has had problems but he’s a great horse and I’m so happy.”

Also on Britain’s richest race day, Olympic Glory won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at odds of 11-2 as 2,000 Guineas winner Dawn Approach faded to fourth.

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