Popular Grade One-winning chaser Black Corton retired

Black Corton can look forward to a happy retirement in the care of Bryony Frost, after connections called time on the career of the popular Paul Nicholls-trained chaser.

The 10-year-old ran a string of fine races, with his last victory coming in the Grade Two Oaksey Chase at Sandown in 2019, while he was famously a Grade One winner under Frost in the 2017 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton.

Bryony Frost with Black Corton
Bryony Frost with Black Corton (Tess Derry/PA)

He also won the Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase at Ascot in 2018, while his efforts in defeat included a gallant second in the 2019 Galway Plate.

Sent off at 11-1 for the Close Brothers Handicap Chase at Kempton on Saturday, he was pulled up before three out.

Nicholls said on Twitter: “After discussions with the owners we have decided to retire Black Corton. He will have a lovely home with Bryony.”

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