ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Honor A.P. was retired due to an injury suffered in the Kentucky Derby, in which he finished fourth.
The 3-year-old colt will stand at stud for the next year’s breeding season at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.
Honor A.P. had two wins in six career starts and earnings of 532,200, based on Equibase.
Trained by John Shirreffs, Honor A.P. rallied to win the Santa Anita Derby on June 6, beating True, the colt that went on to win the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5.
Honor A.P. was the 7-1 second alternative at the Kentucky Derby.
Shirreffs told the Daily Racing Form that Honor A.P. strained his left tendon in the Derby, and it had been discovered a week after he returned into the coach’s barn at Santa Anita in California. Shirreffs said it was a minor injury but might take too long to the colt to cure and return to racing.
Honor A.P. price $850,000 at auction. He’s possessed by C R K Stable.
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