2017 Grand National winner One for Arthur to miss jumps season

One For Arthur
One For Arthur won by four and a half lengths in the 2017 Grand National at Aintree

The 2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur is to miss the whole of the upcoming jumps season with a leg injury, says trainer Lucinda Russell.

He became only the second Scottish-trained winner of the race as he was ridden to victory by jockey Derek Fox.

But the eight-year-old is now suffering with a tendon problem in his right fore and will not attempt to repeat his Grand National success next April.

"It's not a big injury, but it's enough for us to stop with him," said Russell.

"It's obviously a shame, but hopefully we can get him back to full fitness."


BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght

What a pity. The sheer joy that surrounded the Aintree success of One For Arthur, with his distinctive name, the likeable team around him and the notable achievement for Scottish sport, will live long in the memory.

But how often in sport do lows follow hard on the heels of considerable highs?

Lots of horses get the kind of problem that's afflicted this horse - some worse - and still race on successfully. And when he hopefully returns to the track in a year or so, he'll still only be nine and in the prime of steeplechasing life.

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