A leg injury has ended the racetrack career of Chris Waller’s boom galloper Zoustar, with the colt to be retired to stud.
Zoustar has strained a suspensory ligament, preventing the 3-year-old from campaigning at Royal Ascot in June.
“It is extremely disappointing that we are not able to compete at Ascot and the owners and I are devastated by this,” Waller told News Corp.
“The horse had travelled extremely well to England and for me personally it was the start of what would have been the experience of a lifetime.”
The son of Northern Meteor won two Group 1 races in the spring – The Golden Rose and Coolmore Stud Stakes.
His last run was an unplaced effort in the Canterbury Stakes behind Appearance, where he pulled up mildly lame.
Zoustar raced 9 times for 6 wins, and $1,411,680 in prizemoney. He will stand at Widden Stud in the spring.