Maitland Cup Hero's Career Cut Short

MAITLAND Cup winner Ebby Jet Power has been retired following a career ending injury when second to Good Odds Cash at Bulli on Wednesday night.

Adam Dobbin

2 September 2021

MAITLAND Cup winner Ebby Jet Power has been retired.

The son of Fernando Bale suffered a career ending bone chip injury to his wrist when finishing a courageous second to Good Odds Cash at Bulli on Wednesday night.

It was the regally bred sprinter’s 60th race start which sees him retire with 26 wins and 16 placings with $153,000 in stake earnings for breeder-owner-trainer Michael Eberand.

We are all feeling upset and shocked at Ebby Greys with Ebby Jet Power (Charlie) unexpectedly having run his last race after incurring a bone chip in his wrist last night,” Eberand said.

“He was born at home from our late brood bitch Ebby Miss and grew up here on our property. He was educated by us and at 14 months ran 15.30 from the puppy boxes at Richmond which is quite hot for a pup.

“And from that point he’s taken us on a great journey.”

Ebby Jet Power’s crowning glory was his epic last stride victory in the Group 2 Maitland Gold Cup (450m) in April, following in the footsteps of his older half-brother Aussie Infrared which won the race in 2017.

During his decorated career he raced almost exclusively in group races and free-for-all events, making the glowing record which he retires with even more commendable.

“It’s been an exciting journey and I am very much going to miss taking him to the race track,” Eberand added.

“We are currently managing his injury and expect no long term complications in terms of his future as a family pet.

“There has been some interest in him at stud which we are currently contemplating and we will provide details in due course.”