News broke Sunday that 2010 Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Gloria De Campeao was retired following the discovery of a torn tendon. Australian media outlets had the story first, following owner Stefan Friborg in relation to plans for his globetrotter to contest the Cox Plate.
Gloria De Campeao was second in the 2009 Dubai World Cup, behind Well Armed, and eighth in the 2008 edition behind Curlin. The son of Impression, bred in Brazil, raced three seasons in Dubai and his connection reported a glowing love for the desert conditions. After his second to Well Armed, Gloria De Campeao landed the Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1), which in 2010, would represent his final lifetime start, a second place finish behind the recently retired Lizard’s Desire.
Trained by Pascal Bary, Gloria De Campeao won nine lifetime starts from 25 opportunities with six seconds and three thirds. His career earnings top US$9,000,000. Stud plans have not been announced.
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