Cambridge galloper Blizzard (Any Suggestion) has been retired with the decision made in the wake of an unplaced last-start effort at Ellerslie.
The grey seven-year-old won six races and made his mark in black type company with second placings in both the Gr.2 Championship Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie and the Listed Karaka Classic (1600m) at Pukekohe.
He was also fourth in the Gr.3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) at Riccarton.
“He’s done such a good job for the owners,” co-trainer Emma-Lee Browne said. “There’s nothing wrong with him, age is catching up and we didn’t want to keep running him until he drops down the grades.”
Blizzard was bred by Curraghmore Stud Ltd and J C & Mrs M A Thompson and was sold for $35,000 from Curraghmore's 2012 NZB Select draft. -NZ Racing Desk