“A return to racing would require a minimum nine to 12 month program to return to race fitness, however the tendon will always be at risk of further injury but also has the potential to cause an injury to the opposite leg if he was to over compensate his weight as can be common in humans but in particular with horses.”
Waller was sure Yes Yes Yes would have been ahead of him.
“Upon his return as an autumn three-year-old, I was in awe of the development he had made and have no doubt, despite his already amazing feats that the best would have been ahead of him.
“He is a very special colt and I have been fortunate to train some great horses but it has been a privilege to train a colt that boasts the qualities he has, coupling physical prowess and mental aptitude beyond his years giving a glimpse sample of how good this horse is.
“It has been a brief but amazing ride with a wonderful colt and I am sure [he] will make a great stallion in the future given the talent and ability hue possesses as a racehorse.”
Champion jockey Glenn Boss said Yes Yes Yes was “something pretty special”.
“I unfortunately only got to ride him twice and one was in a gallop,” Boss told RSN radio.
“He just made my skin feel on fire, he gave me tingles. When you get on [a good one], you get a feel and you know what you’re on and after that gallop I knew I was on something pretty special.
“I was froffing about what might have been ahead of us in the autumn because he was that fast, he was going to take on the world.”
The three-year-old son of Rubick had eight starts for four wins and three seconds, picking up more than $7 million in prizemoney courtesy of his rich Everest win, a 1200-metre victory run in track record time at Randwick.
The star colt bred by Kitchwin Hills also won the group 2 Todman Stakes. He was runner-up in the Golden Rose and finished midfield in the Golden Slipper in his only starts at the highest level.
Yes Yes Yes will stand at Coolmore stud at Jerry Plains in the Hunter Valley, after the global racing giant bought a controlling interest in him before last year’s Golden Slipper.
His service fee is likely to be announced by Coolmore Stud during the Inglis Easter Sale in April.
Damien Ractliffe is the Chief Racing Reporter for The Age.
Racing writer for The Sydney Morning Herald