Graydar retired with injury

Updated: November 7, 2013

Nicholasville, KY ( – The injured hoof that prevented him
from running in last week’s Breeders’ Cup, has forced Graydar into retirement.

“Graydar’s quarter crack that forced us to miss the Breeders’ Cup wasn’t
healing like we hoped to be able to make the Cigar Mile or any other Grade 1s
left on the racing calendar,” said trainer Todd Pletcher. “He’s among the most
talented horses I’ve had the privilege to train.”

The gray 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song has a quarter crack in his left
front hoof and was unable to start in the Dirt Mile last Friday at Santa

Graydar, owned by Twin Creeks Racing Stables, has been retired to Taylor Made
Stallions with a 2014 stud fee of $15,000.

“Graydar is the closest thing I’ve seen to Unbridled’s Song, and obviously
we’ve had the privilege to be around a lot of good ones through the years,”
said Taylor Made President & CEO Duncan Taylor. “His combination of looks,
class, and sheer brilliance remind me of his sire, both on and off the
racetrack, and he has that special presence about him like Unbridled’s Song
had. We’re extremely excited about Graydar and look forward to continuing our
great relationship with Steve Davison, Randy Gullatt and the group at Twin
Creeks. We’ve always felt that Graydar would be a great heir to carry on his
terrific sire line.”

The colt won the Kelso Stakes on Sept. 28 at Belmont Park to claim his third
win of the year in as many starts. He also won the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream
Park and New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds.

“The performance that will always stand out to me was his Donn Handicap win
this year,” Pletcher noted. “You just don’t see horses turn in a dominant
performance on that stage in just their fourth career start. It was very
special, and knowing this horse and how brilliantly fast and good looking he
is, I’m very excited about his future as a stallion.”

Overall, Graydar won five of six career starts for $841,560.