Fiorente retired due to injury

Last year's Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente has been retired due to a tendon injury.

The six-year-old presented trainer Gai Waterhouse with a famous victory in the Flemington feature last November but suffered a surprise defeat in a Group One event at Rosehill on Saturday.

A release from Racing NSW stewards read: "Licensed trainer Gai Waterhouse has reported that Fiorente has suffered a near-fore tendon injury and has been retired from racing."

Fiorente began life with Sir Michael Stoute, winning at Group Two level before being sold towards the end of 2012.