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Qewy retired after Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington

Mike Hedge

Godolphin’s brave and durable campaigner Qewy has been retired following his unplaced run in the G3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Trainer Charlie Appleby said Qewy had pulled up sound and well after wrapping up a 29-start career that yielded six wins, including one over hurdles.

“He’s had a long and distinguished career and has always given his best,” Appleby said.

“It’s been a pleasure to train him, he has the admiration of the whole team, he’s been a great horse for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and Godolphin.”

Qewy’s racing career featured two trips to Australia which produced three wins and contributed A$724,000 to his lifetime earnings of A$880,000.

In Australia he won the G3 Geelong Cup and Listed Sandown Cup in 2016 and the 2017 G3 Bendigo Cup. Perhaps his greatest performance, however, was his fourth placing in the 2016 G1 Melbourne Cup.

His best European win came in the Listed Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown, Ireland.

The seven-year-old son of Street Cry will now return to Britain with the rest of the Appleby team.

Among them will be Folkswood who distinguished himself with victory in this year’s Listed Cranbourne Cup and was then third to Winx in the G1 Cox Plate.

Folkswood ended his campaign with a fifth to Tosen Stardom in the G1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington.