Updated on 09/17/2011 11:12AM

Hawk Wing retired to Coolmore


English Group 1 winner Hawk Wing has been retired to Coolmore Stud in Ireland after injuring a knee ligament. Coolmore said the 4-year-old Woodman colt sustained the injury while finishing seventh in Royal Ascot's Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes on June 17.

Hawk Wing, son of Canada's 1985 champion 3-year-old filly, La Lorgnette, was bred in Kentucky by Hill 'n' Dale Farm and campaigned for Michael Tabor and John Magnier. Trained by Aidan O'Brien, Hawk Wing captured Group 1 races in England or Ireland at ages 2, 3, and 4, winning the 2001 National Stakes in Ireland, the 2002 Coral-Eclipse Stakes in England, and the 2003 Lockinge Stakes, also in England.

The Lockinge provided the highlight of his career when he drew away to win by 11 lengths, leaving behind him a field that included 2002 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Domedriver. Hawk Wing's victory resulted in a performance rating of 137, making him the highest-rated miler since El Gran Senor was awarded 138 in 1984.

Hawk Wing leaves racing with a career record of 5-5-0 in 12 starts and $1,606,085 in earnings.