Charlie Appleby has hailed Hawkbill a "wonderful racehorse" after the 5-year-old was confimed retired from racing on Wednesday.
The son of Kitten's Joy was successful in 10 of the 24 races that he had competed in with two victories at the highest level, along with 4 other successes in Group company.
Hawkbill had to wait over 18 months for a second Group 1 win, a victory which came in this year's Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan.
William Buick salutes the crowd as Hawkbill makes all in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan. Canny ride by Buick, who set steady fractions after the 2016 Coral-Eclipse winner had been restless in the stalls. #DubaiWorldCup #DWC18 pic.twitter.com/4fJBzCj6mU— Racing UK (@racing_uk) March 31, 2018
Appleby, speaking to www.godolphin.com said: "He was a wonderful racehorse, who will be remembered for bringing Moulton Paddocks to the international stage.
"He was an ambassador for Godolphin, who gave everybody connected with him immense pleasure. He was hugely popular in the yard.
"Now, he is set to enjoy a well-deserved retirement."
The well-travelled Hawkbill raced in six countries within his 4 year career. His final appearance came in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes at Woodbine in Canada last month, a race in which he finished in 8th place.
Published at 11:55 am.