Top filly Dijon Bleu is out of the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) and won’t race again this season.
She was the pre-post favourite for the Trentham feature following her hollow win in the Group 2 Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic (2000m) at Te Rapa.
“Dijon Bleu has been officially withdrawn from the New Zealand Oaks today and will be turned out for the rest of the season,” trainer Lisa Latta said.
“We thought after the Waikato race she had simply knocked a leg, but after consultation with my vet and taking the horse’s best interest into consideration, we have decided it is best to send her for a spell. We are looking forward to seeing her back as a four-year-old.”