Coolmore reveals surgery for The Gurkha

Cox Plate entrant The Gurkha has undergone surgery for an unspecified problem.

Owner Coolmore said on Twitter the dual Group One winner and $13 equal second favourite for the Cox Plate had been taken to hospital on Friday night.

“Classic-winning miler The Gurkha, last seen winning the Sussex (Stakes at Goodwood), has met with a further setback,” Coolmore said.

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“He was referred to Fethard Equine Hospital and underwent surgery last night.

“He was discharged this morning and is back in his box. Future plans will be announced at a later date.”

As well as his Group One successes in the French Guineas and Sussex Stakes, The Gurkha was a close second in both the St James’s Palace Stakes and the Coral-Eclipse.

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