09/02/2007 11:00PM

Cockney Rebel injured, retired


Cockney Rebel, winner of this year's 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh, has been retired after suffering a tendon injury while cantering at Newmarket on Monday morning. Veterinarians determined that it would take three months to heal, so trainer Geoff Huffer and owner Phil Cunningham decided to retire the Irish-bred son of Val Royal.

Cockney Rebel broke his pelvis in the St. James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19, when he finished fifth. In preparing for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Sept. 30, he had returned to serious training only last Thursday. He retires having won 3 of 6 starts for earnings of $885,684.