Dual Group Winner Incapacitated Retired

DUAL group winning sprinter Incapacitated has been retired after sadly breaking down in a trial at Richmond on Sunday night.

Adam Dobbin

19 November 2021

DUAL group race winner Incapacitated has been retired after breaking down in a trial at Richmond on Sunday night.

The Justin King-trained son of Sh Avatar was having his final hit-out in preparation for Saturday night’s Ladbrokes Flight To The Phoenix semi-finals at Wentworth Park.

“There was a small fracture to a hock which dislocated, damaging the ligaments as well,” King said.

“He’s been operated on and is at home recovering now. It’s obviously really upsetting but he’s given us so many great moments.

“The best dog I’ve had for sure.”

Boasting 24 wins and 17 placings from 59 career starts, Incapacitated retires with prize money earnings of $152,610.

His career highlights came with victories in the Group 2 Richmond Derby and Group 3 Christmas Shootout at Wentworth Park.

“Winning the Derby on my home track at Richmond was the highlight for sure,” King added.

“It breaks your heart when they bow out like this. He was only three weeks away from entering Masters grade so there were some nice races coming up for him next year.

“But it is head down now to try and find another one like him.”

King and owner Tess Simmons will test their charge at stud once he’s fully recovered.

“There’s been some interest,” King said. “I think the outcross and the fact he was so strong and consistent is what will appeal with breeders most.”

A sizzling 29.46 Wentworth Park winner, Incapacitated also scored at Richmond in 30.44 and ran 29.11 at Gosford when finishing second to Wow in the Gosford Gold Cup.