The Gurkha suffers setback

Sussex Stakes winner The Gurkha underwent surgery on Friday with all future plans 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 and that they were in no rush to suggest what may lie in wait.

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The tweets read: "The Gurkha setback – Classic winning miler The Gurkha, last seen winning the Sussex S. has met with a further setback.

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

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

As well as his two Group One success he was a narrow second in both the St James's Palace Stakes and the Coral-Eclipse.

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