Ruth Carr calls time on career of gallant grey Sovereign Debt

Lady O’Reilly’s nine-year-old was a multiple Group and Listed race scorer

  • Wednesday 29 August
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Popular nine-year-old grey Sovereign Debt has been retired by trainer Ruth Carr following a successful career spanning eight seasons.

The decision to call time on racing for the Dark Angel gelding came after he finished fourth to fellow old-timer Gabrial at Epsom on Monday.

“Sov ran well at Epsom on Monday giving weight away all round but a decision was made this morning to retire him as his joints aren’t what they used to be,” the North Yorkshire handler told www.ruthcarrracing.co.uk.

“He owes nobody a thing and deserves a long and happy retirement.

“For the time being he will stay here at Mowbray but he’s such a fantastic looking horse with masses of presence it would be a shame if he wasn’t seen out and about, maybe, in the showing world in future.”

Donning the colours of Lady O’Reilly, Sovereign Debt was a multiple Group and Listed race scorer. He won 15 of his 63 starts and amassed a total of £812,278 in prize-money.

Originally trained by Michael Bell, he spent the bulk of his time with Dandy Nicholls before being switched to Carr in March 2017 on the back of scooping the £92,000 first prize in a race in Qatar.

He continued his winning ways for the Carr stable, notching a hat-trick with victories in the All-Weather Mile Championship at Lingfield, the bet365 Mile at Sandown and the Diomed Stakes at June in the following few months.

Ruth Carr calls time on career of gallant grey Sovereign Debt
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