Rockmount’s promising stayer Ana Royale has been retired to the breeding barn after suffering a career ending injury. She fractured a near-front medial sesamoid during a light piece of work at Caulfield last month.   

The daughter of Anacheeva finished third in both the Schweppes Oaks and Queensland Derby and recorded career highlight with a dominant victory in the Group 3 S A Fillies Classic.   

Her recovery appears to have been sufficient for her to make it to the breeding barn this season.