Paul­ing re­tires first Chel­tenham hero

Gloucestershire Echo - - RACING -

» BEN Paul­ing has re­tired his first Chel­tenham win­ner A Hare Breath.

He called it a day with his 2015 Novem­ber Meet­ing hero, on the fi­nal day of the sea­son at Sandown.

The 11-year-old was lightly raced for his age and de­fied a 695-day ab­sence to tri­umph at the Home of Jump Rac­ing.

He also won a Listed hur­dle at Sandown in 2017 and com­peted at two Chel­tenham Fes­ti­vals.

Paul­ing said: “A Hare Breath bows out with all the class he’s shown through­out his ca­reer.

“His first out­ing at the Chel­tenham Novem­ber Meet­ing would pro­vide us with our first win­ner at the home of jumps and a day that will last long in the mem­ory as he stormed up the hill to win em­phat­i­cally.

A Hare Breath will spend his re­tire­ment at his owner’s stud in Sus­sex, where Chel­tenham Festival win­ner The Pack­age was bred.

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