Yes, we suspected it was coming, but the news is official now; Zarkava has been retired. There are plenty of less-than-pleased fans on the BBC’s 606 site and I freely admit I’m on the ‘annoyed’ side.
There’s no question Zarkava has little left to prove in terms of demonstrating her class (unbeaten in seven starts, [...]
The soft going was apparently not much to the liking of top turf milers in North America or Europe; both Kip Deville and Henrythenavigator finished fifth in their respective races. The main difference in the narratives is that Henrythenavigator was beaten by one of the most well-regarded milers around, Goldikova, who is now pointing [...]