With mixed emotions, The Two Golf Widows and Lucinda Russell Racing announce that One For Arthur, the 2017 Randox Health Grand National winner has been retired; we have decided to call time on the racing career of our much loved warrior.
We are immensely grateful for what Arthur has done for us and the journey that he has taken us on. It was a huge privilege to win the National for Scotland and the recognition and opportunity that he brought us and Scottish racing was tremendous.
There are so many in the yard and associated with us that have cared for and loved Arthur, but special mention to Derek, Erin, Ailsa, Jamie T, and Jaimie who have been at the forefront of his preparation.
Whilst the temptation was always to race him again we knew that there would be a time when it would be right to call a halt to his racing career. We are delighted that he is fit and well and will now retire to an active life and we wish him a happy and long retirement.
One of The Golf Widdows, Deborah Thomson said, ' Arthur has taken us on an incredible journey, one that we will forever be grateful to him for. He is a once in a lifetime horse with great presence and we are so pleased that he can look forward to a relaxing and enjoyable time post racing'