The grand old warrior BALL OF MUSCLE (Dubawi-Parfore) has run his last race.
On Saturday morning connections pulled the pin on the 10YO career, retiring him after he’d earned $1,777,025 in stakes money.
He raced on 47 occasions, winning 13 and placing 17 other times.
He beat the likes of Gytrash, Redzel, Viridine, Dothraki and Brave Smash during his career.
He led all the way to win the $500,000 Challenge Stakes over 1000m at Randwick last year.
This time up he had two starts and while he went hard early he just didn’t have the legs anymore and was beaten out of a place on both occasions.
But he was a warrior.
He liked to lead and he fought hard.
Connections are looking for a home where he can laze around but hoping he can find a spot to be retrained as a show horse.
Ball Of Muscle was a great servant to the game.