Hong Kong's grand old man of racing, Indigenous, has officially retired after his last placing in Sunday's Champions And Chater Cup. Trainer Ivan Allan said the 10-year-old did not stretch out on the firm ground and was unable to produce a performance strong enough to influence connections to apply to have the horse continue racing next season as an exception to the compulsory retirement rules. Louis Pang Yuen-hing has now formally retired the gelding, the 1999 Japan Cup runner-up who was also winner of a Hong Kong International Vase, two Champions And Chater Cups, two Hong Kong Gold Cups as well as numerous minor placings in the top grade at domestic and international level. Indigenous retires with a career record of 62 starts for 12 wins, six seconds, nine thirds and $45,125,289 in stakes. Pang had suggested last week that Indigenous was most likely to retire to Tuen Mun Riding School.