Harry Topper retired by trainer Kim Bailey

Harry Topper has been retired
Harry Topper has been retired

Kim Bailey's smart staying chaser Harry Topper has been retired after being pulled up at Ffos Las on Sunday.

Kim Bailey's smart staying chaser Harry Topper has been retired after being pulled up at Ffos Las on Sunday.

The 11-year-old enjoyed his most lucrative campaign in 2013-14 when he won the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby and the Denman Chase at Newbury which provided more than half of his career earnings of over £153,000.

"Harry Topper has been a total star for the yard and was the horse who put us back on the map, but it is now time for a happy retirement," the Gloucestershire trainer told www.kimbaileyracing.com.

"Harry Topper finishes his racing life after winning eight of his 24 races, sound and well. All I can say is thank you Harry for all you have done for us.

"Jockeys who rode him won't forget him either - Sean Quinlan, David Bass, but a big thanks to Jason Maguire who really sorted Harry out.

"Now we must find a very good home for Harry Topper to enjoy the rest of his life.

"Thanks for the ride Harry, you are the most lovely horse."

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