Monday, 16 July 2012
: Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb's Posse has been retired after exiting the G1 Metropolitan Handicap with an injury.
He will stand at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky in 2013.
"We discovered a non-displaced fragment in his left knee after the Met Mile," owners Everett Dobson and Don McNeill said.
"We were hopeful that some time off would resolve the situation, but recent radiographs have revealed that surgery to remove the chip will mean that he could not return to the racetrack this year.
ďHe has proven his brilliance on the track, and now we want to give him a chance to pass on that brilliance in the breeding shed."
Caleb's Posse amassed $1,423,379 from his eight wis and seven placings in 19 starts.
Aside from his victory over older horses in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile by a commanding four lengths, Caleb's Posse's also won the G1 King's Bishop Stakes, G2 Amsterdam Stakes, G3 Ohio Derby and Smarty Jones Stakes.
His three starts this year included two nose defeats in the G1 Carter Handicap and G1 Met Mile.
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