Group 1-Winning Stayer Scope Put Down After Gallops Accident

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Ralph Beckett's Group 1-winning stayer Scope (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}-Efisio {GB}, by Galileo {Ire}) has been put down after suffering a serious injury in a routine piece of work.

The 4-year-old enjoyed his finest hour when lifting the G1 Prix Royal-Oak at ParisLongchamp in October and connections had been looking forward to him making his presence felt this season.

However, Beckett reported in his website blog, “Scope was put down this (Tuesday) morning after fracturing his right-hind cannon bone and pastern, whilst at routine exercise.

“Having trained him, his entire family, and won a Group 1 with him last autumn, he meant a great deal to us and we will miss him sorely.”

The news illustrates the high and lows of racing, as it comes just days after the stable won the G1 Irish Derby in brilliant fashion with Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}).

Giving an update on the colt, Beckett said: “He has come out of it well, and is a possible for the G1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth S. at the end of July.”

 

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