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Veteran sprinter Sole Power retired

Five-time Group One-winning sprinter Sole Power has been retired with his form dropping off in three recent starts at Meydan.

Trainer Eddie Lynham said the 10-year-old would spend his days at Horse Park Stud in Ireland.

Sole Power won 12 of his 65 starts and was placed on a further 14 occasions.

He was a dual winner of the King’s Stand Stakes and also the Nunthorpe Stakes, beating Australian horse Starspangledbanner in 2010.

His final Group One win came in Dubai in the 2015 Al Quoz Sprint but he was unplaced in the race last year behind Australian Buffering.

“He’s been a wonderful horse and he’s going out on his own terms as he’s totally sound,” Lynam said.

“His form up to 2015 had been at a very high level, but his form has dipped in recent years as, like all of us, he’s got slower as he’s got older.

“I’ve never trained a more genuine, happier and sounder horse than Sole Power.

“He’ll have a few months at home to chill and then he’ll head over to Horse Park Stud, where a lot of our retired horses go.

“Putting him on the horsebox that one last time, that will be the saddest day.”

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