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Brae Hill retired due to injury

Popular handicapper Brae Hill has been retired after picking up an injury.

Trained by Richard Fahey, the eight-year-old won the 2012 Lincoln under Tony Hamilton, beating Mull Of Killough by a short head.

Owned by Dr Marwan Koukash for the last four years, he also finished second in the 2011 Lincoln and third in the 2013 renewal and won the Bunbury Cup in 2011.

This March he won the Spring Mile, the Lincoln's consolation race on Town Moor, but he was last seen trailing home well beaten in the International Stakes at Ascot two weeks ago.

Koukash enjoyed a successful day on Saturday with wins for Rene Mathis at Newmarket, Ewell Place at Ayr and Our Gabrial at the Shergar Cup but they were tempered by the news of Brae Hill.

The owner tweeted on Saturday evening: "Three winners today, but unfortunately Brae Hill will not race again due to injury. He won some big races for me and deserves a good retirement."