The Megson's beautifully sum up what it means to own a horse like Global Citizen.
"Global Citizen - wow, what a horse! An absolute priviledge to own and watch him run in our colours. Global is retired, age 12, to enjoy a fantastic life of luxury, fun and care.
Global won three Grade 2 races, the Dovecote, The New One and The Wayward Lad, the Grade 3 Gerry Fielden and was fourth in the Grade 1 Arkle at Cheltenham in 2020 after Brewinupastorm fell in front of him and stopped him in his tracks.
We will never forget when as a 33/1 outsider (still can't believe those odds - thank you bookmakers!) Global won the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2022. The emotion of Global being both our first Cheltenham and Festival winner was indescribable. The conversations with Ben before the race as to whether we should run on bottomless ground now seem quite amusing.
Global's success was strategised and plotted by Ben and his team who after a couple of setbacks always managed to get him back for the big ones.
What will live long in the memory is Global's absolute determination not to be passed, running with his head held into his chest and more often than not, running the field off the bridle incredibly early with his searing speed.
Thank you Global, for everything. We can't wait to see what retirement brings, you will be found the best home. We can't tell you how much we will miss you in the yard, miss you running and seeing you destroy the gallops and Naunton Downs".
Written by Andrew and Jane Megson on the retirement of their Champion. Global Citizen has retired sound and healthy is currently being retrained in our satellite yard by Lucy Jackson. As the Megson's say, Global will be found the best of homes and we look forward to seeing his accomplishments after racing.