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.

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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