Surgery for The Gurkha

Sussex Stakes winner The Gurkha underwent surgery on Friday with all future plans understandably placed on hold.

The Gurkha (right): Beat Galileo Gold in the Sussex Stakes

His owners Coolmore Stud announced on Twitter that the French Guineas hero, trained by Aidan O'Brien, had suffered an injury.

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Plans are now fluid for Aidan O'Brien's Classic-winning colt, who returned to his home at Ballydoyle on Saturday morning, while connections assess his progress.

Coolmore said in a three-part tweet: "Classic-winning miler The Gurkha, last seen winning the Sussex (Stakes at Goodwood), has met with a further setback.

"He was referred to Fethard Equine Hospital and underwent surgery last night.

"He was discharged this [Saturday] morning and is back in his box. Future plans will be announced at a later date."

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