TRAINER Charlie Appleby has praised Group 1 winner Hawkbill after his retirement was confirmed.
The Godolphin stalwart and two-time Group 1 champ ran his last race in Canada recently.
The five-year-old chalked up ten wins during his globetrotting career and his biggest payday came in the Dubai Sheema Classic where he won over £2.5 million for a resounding success over Poet’s Word.
His other career highlight came in the Coral Eclipse when he saw off The Gurkha in a dramatic race.
This came only weeks after picking up the Tercentenary Stakes at Royal Ascot in the famous blue silks.
His trainer Charlie Appleby said: “He was a wonderful racehorse, who will be remembered for bringing Moulton Paddocks to the international stage.
“He was an ambassador for Godolphin, who gave everybody connected with him immense pleasure. He was hugely popular in the yard.
“Now, he is set to enjoy a well-deserved retirement.”