SUPERSTAR racehorse Wonderful Tonight has suffered a career-ending injury.
David Menusier said the four-year-old filly fractured a joint in her leg on the gallops on Friday morning.
Wonderful Tonight, who won owner Christopher Wright £170,130 with victory in the Group 2 Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood in July, will now start a second career as a broodmare.
Top trainer Menusier said: “It’s hard to accept but at least we can save her and she can pursue a career as a broodmare.”
Wonderful Tonight had been entered for the 1m4f Qatar Prix Foy at Longchamp on Sunday.
But her last run on the track will go down as a fourth-placed finish in the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks last month.
The horse was a money-making machine for ex-QPR owner and music mogul Wright, with career earnings of £636,838.
Wonderful Tonight was a two-time Group 1 winner, claiming the Qatar Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp last October.
She then claimed the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot just two weeks later.
Wonderful Tonight was being aimed at next month’s
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Europe’s biggest Flat race held at Longchamp in Paris.
She was available at 12-1 for the £4.3million contest, where Snowfall is the 9-4 favourite ahead of 9-2 Adayar.