Grand campaigner Pinnacles has been retired after suffering severe leg injuries in the G1 VRC Emirates Stakes at Flemington last Saturday.
Pinnacles (8g Fuji Kiseki – Galroof by Maroof) tore sesamoid ligaments but the injuries are not life threatening. Part-owner and trainer Rick Hore-Lacy said the millionaire galloper will now enjoy a well-earned retirement.
Bred and sold by Arrowfield Stud for $100,000 at the 2005 Inglis Easter yearling sale, Pinnacles won 11 of his 61 starts and earned $1,001,770. His last victory was in the $150,000 Sale Cup on October 23.
He was also G1 placed in Triple Honour’s 2008 Doncaster Handicap and again behind stablemate Toorak Toff in the 2011 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield.
Pinnacles is a half-brother to Arrowfield Stud’s black-type graduates Sabrage (Charge Forward) and Husonic (Hussonet). Their dam Galroof won at Group 3 level and was runner-up in a Queensland Derby G1 and Doomben Cup G1.
Galroof has a 2yo filly by Hussonet and the mare is also the dam of a Charge Forward yearling colt. She foaled a first-crop colt by Arrowfield sire All American last month and is being bred back to Charge Forward.