Legendary $11 mln black horse ‘Totilas’ retired

It was expected Totilas would still be available for breeding. The son of Gribaldi currently stands for a fee of €8000 for frozen semen only. (AP Photo)

The leading dressage stallion Totilas has been retired from competition after it was revealed the horse has an edema in the bone of  one of his hind legs, according to a statement from the German Equestrian Federation .

The 15-year-old was withdrawn from the individual competition last week, following the team’s bronze medal performance.
A statement from Totilas’s owners  revealed the horse was to be retired.

They said that an examination revealed the edema, which was being treated by a team of veterinarians “and as a result we collectively came to the decision, Totilas will not come back into competitive sport in the future.”

They added “How much the international dressage sport owes to this horse is almost impossible to put into words.”

It was expected Totilas would still be available for breeding.

Totilas' first sons have been licensed, and his progeny continues to sell for record prices, according to the German equestrian federation.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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