Grade One-winning chaser Rubi Light retired

Rubi Light won eight races in total in Ireland

Grade One-winning chaser Rubi Light has been retired, trainer Robbie Hennessy has announced.

The 11-year-old has been a stalwart of the jumping scene in Ireland and enjoyed his finest hour when winning the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase in 2011. He also claimed back-to-back runnings of the Grade Two Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park.

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He won eight races in total in Ireland, and among his placed efforts was a third to Albertas Run and Kalahari King in the 2011 Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

His final start saw him finish sixth in a handicap chase at Gowran in March.

Hennessy said: "I've had to retire Rubi Light as I can't get him sound. He's in one piece and will do the racehorse-to-riding classes now but has been difficult to train the past couple of years.

"He has been a great horse for us and is now out in a field with Sublimity (winner of the Champion Hurdle in 2007), so that makes two Grade One winners out in a field at home."

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