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Portofino retires from the sport

Friday, 01 July 2011

Portofino will now be retired from the sport. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Michael Whitaker’s mare Portofino (Habsburg x Orthos), will not return to competition. According to the Dutch website the 17 year old mare has struggled with injuries over the last year and will now be used for breeding. 


Portofino has had a brilliant career together with Michael; five times she has been qualified for the World Cup finals and in 2005 the mare was second in the finals in Kuala Lumpur. Her merits also include a team bronze medal for Britain at the European Championship in 2007, and several Grand Prix and Top League wins.


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