Big Orange: Ascot Gold Cup winner retired, says trainer Michael Bell
Big Orange, winner of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2017, has been retired.
The eight-year-old, trained by Michael Bell in Newmarket, won nine races and more than £1.25m in prize money.
A two-time winner of the Goodwood Cup, Big Orange triumphed in the Gold Cup by a short head after a thrilling duel with runner-up Order Of St George.
The victory sparked emotional scenes, with television presenter Oli Bell - the winning trainer's nephew - running down the track to greet the horse.