TRAINER Aidan O’Brien has revealed brilliant stayer Order Of St George has been retired.
O’Brien called time on his racing career with the six-year-old to stand as a National Hunt stallion in 2019.
Order Of St George enjoyed his biggest career success when winning the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2016.
He went on to finish a narrow second in the 2017 renewal and fourth in this year’s contest.
Despite staying the marathon trip at Ascot, Order Of St George finished third and fourth in the last two Prix de l’Arc de Triomphes.
He was part of history in the 2016 renewal when part of a famous one-two-three for O’Brien, when Found beat Highland Reel with Order Of St George in third.
Coolmore’s Richard Henry confirmed their stayer had been retired on Tuesday.
He said: “He has been retired and will stand as a National Hunt stallion for Coolmore in 2019.”
The six-year-old had not been seen since finishing fourth in this year’s Gold Cup at Ascot and was due to run in the Irish St Leger but connections took the decision to retire him instead.
Order Of St George banked nearly £2million in earnings in his career.
His final form figures read 13 wins from 25 starts.