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Jukebox Jury and Duncan dead heat in the Irish St Leger

Jukebox Jury (3) and Duncan dead-heat in the Irish St Leger last year

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Irish St Leger winner Jukebox Jury retired

JUKEBOX JURY, who 12 months ago dead-heated in the Irish St Leger, has been retired following another setback.

The Mark Johnston-trained six-year-old, who ran in the colours of Alan Spence, suffered a hairline fracture to his near-fore cannonbone when 20th of 23 in the Melbourne Cup in November.

That has turned out to be the final outing for Jukebox Jury, who also won the Group 1 Preis von Europa at Cologne in 2009.

Spence's son Mike revealed the news on Twitter.

"Jukebox Jury has been retired after suffering another setback," he posted. "Horse of a lifetime. Two G1s, Four G2s and a G3! Hopefully he can find somewhere nice at stud for his retirement."

Jukebox Jury, a son of Montjeu, ends his career with a record of nine wins from 22 starts and £857,187 in prize-money.

After he dead-heated with Duncan in the Irish St Leger jockey Johnny Murtagh said: "He's a typical Mark Johnston horse and really stuck his head out."

Kevin and Colleen Bamford and Gerry Ryan bought a 50 per cent share in him after that victory.

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