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Motivator: suffered a tendon injury earlier this year

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Motivator withdrawn from stud duty in 2010

MOTIVATOR will not be covering next season as the result of a tendon injury suffered earlier this year.

The Derby-winning son of Montjeu underwent successful surgery on the injured hind limb in September and although he returned to his base at the Royal Studs over a month ago, the stallion's connections have decided to withdraw him from stud duty until 2011.

"He looks as if he could be become an important stallion, but tendon injuries need a long time to heal and for that reason, we've decided to not to cover with him next year," said John Warren, who has managed Motivator throughout his career at stud.

Motivator's first crop of two-year-olds hit the track this year and so far number seven individual winners in Britain and Ireland including 1,000 Guineas hopeful Pollenator, who carried the Royal Ascot Racing Club's colours to victory over subsequent Fillies' Mile winner Hibaayeb in the May Hill Stakes, and narrow Autumn Stakes runner-up Prompter.

Motivator stood the past season at the Royal Studs for £10,000.

 

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