07/11/2014 9:57AM

The Fugue injured, retired at 5

Tom Keyser
The Fugue was the runner-up to Magician in last year's Breeders' Cup Turf.

The Fugue, a four-time Group 1 winner and the runner-up in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf, was retired Thursday after sustaining a foreleg injury in her July 5 start in the Coral Eclipse Stakes.

Trainer John Gosden told England’s Racing Post that the 5-year-old Dansili mare was injured in the race at Sandown Park, where she finished sixth. Prior to that race, she won the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 18, defeating last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Magician, and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, Treve.

The Fugue will be sent to Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Watership Down Stud in Berkshire, England, for broodmare duties. Lloyd-Webber bred and campaigned The Fugue, who is out of the Group 2-placed Sadler’s Wells mare Twyla Tharp.

The Fugue raced in England, Ireland, the United States, Dubai, and Hong Kong over four seasons, winning six of 17 starts and $3,125,860 and receiving the Cartier Award as Europe’s champion 3-year-old filly in 2012. She raced twice in Breeders’ Cup events at Santa Anita, including a third-place finish in the 2012 Filly and Mare Turf.

Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Sorry to lose her but happy to see her make it thru...
Jarrod Goldberg More than 1 year ago
I always liked her. Will be looking forward to seeing her babies compete
Tyren M More than 1 year ago
Would have liked to see her in Breeders Cup again. Best wishes.