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Te Akau Shark Retired

  • Te Akau Shark has been retired from racing
  • He won this years Group One Chipping Norton Stakes
  • Placed in the 2019 Cox Plate behind Lys Gracioux
Te Akau Shark
Opie Bosson (orange) on Te Akau Shark wins race 7 the Tab Chipping Norton Stakes during Sydney Racing at Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images)
Fan favourite Te Akau Shark has been retired from racing after failing to overcome a serious eye infection.

The Jamie Richards trained six-year-old gelding was one of the most exciting talents in racing with his booming finish a sight to behold.

After campaigning in Sydney throughout the autumn, the Group One winner was forced to miss out on the spring following eye surgery.

Te Akau Shark was last seen finishing fifth in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes behind Addeybb, Danon Premium and Verry Elleegant at Randwick in April.

A winner of over $1.5 million, Te Akau Shark won the 2020 Group One Chipping Norton in amazing fashion after placing third in the 2019 Cox Plate behind Lys Gracioux.



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