August 31, 2010

Kantharos Has Been Retired

The leading juvenile in the nation, Kantharos, has been retired, it was announced today. The son of Lion Heart, owned by Stonestreet Stables, and trained by Steve Asmussen, suffered a career finishing leg fracture while galloping out following a five furlong workout yesterday at Saratoga. Already a two-time graded stakes winner, Kantharos retires with a perfect record in three starts. Here is a video of each of his devastating wins.





6 comments:

mibredclaimer said...

For my official response, I will refer to my associate, Darth Vader...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/silentbob_62/nooo.jpg

...Thank you, Mr. Vader.

Samantha 15 said...

Thank you fore posting this about him. I was SO looking forward to this colt with such promise and when I heard he was retired and injured I was soooo sad and upset. Imagen what Kantharos could have done. :( best wishes to him that he gets better.

Brian Zipse said...

Thank you for your passionate response ... can I call you Darth Claimer now?

Who knows how good he could have been Sami, the imagination runs wild with him.

mibredclaimer said...

Yes. Please do.

LDP said...

I couldn't believe my eyes. This ranks right up with the shock I felt when I read about Tuscan Evening.

He was so young and so talented. Had he been able to continue there is no doubt in my mind he would've gone onto be the best juvenile and then have a prosperous 3yr season.

Silent Sunday said...

This a big disappointment. The possibilites were so thrilling to think about. It's so common in the sport, but it doesn't make it any less shocking or sad ever.