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Charlie Appleby announces retirement of dual Group One winner Wuheida

Time has been called on the decorated career of Wuheida (Tim Goode/PA)

Dual Group One winner Wuheida has been retired “following a recurrence of old injuries”, Godolphin said in a statement.

The four-year-old filly, trained by Charlie Appleby, earned over £1,2million in prize-money in a decorated career which saw her win top-level races in France and, most notably, in last season’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

She was last seen claiming the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket by four lengths, but Wuheida will not race again.

Appleby told www.godolphin.com:  “It’s unfortunate, but she has a few niggling injury worries that have resurfaced in the past few days, and after discussing it with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, we have decided to retire her.

“She became Dubawi’s first Group One-winning two-year-old when she won the Prix Marcel Boussac at Chantilly (in October 2016), and she was fantastic in winning at Del Mar.

“I am pleased she went out on a high with such an emphatic win at Newmarket.

“She was a very talented filly on the racecourse. She will go to stud, and Godolphin looks forward to seeing her progeny in due course.”

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