Robin Hoods Bay (sheepskin noseband): an eight-time winnerPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Winter Derby winner Robin retired after injury
ROBIN HOODS BAY, winner of this year's Group 3 Winter Derby Stakes, has been retired after suffering a tendon injury at Kempton on Saturday.
Ed Vaughan's stable star, who won eight of his 29 starts, enjoyed his finest hour when mastering Windhoek at Lingfield in March before going on to finish third to Grandeur in the Easter Classic at the same track on Good Friday in April.
Vaughan, who trained Robin Hoods Bay for Alan Pickering, said: "It's a real shame as he was a stalwart for us through the winters and we were just starting him off again.
"He's strained a tendon but hopefully we can get him right and get him rehomed."
The six-year-old Robin Hoods Bay, whose first victory came off a rating of 64 and his last off 103, collected £190,342 in win and place prize-money with seven of his eight wins coming on the all-weather.