One of Grade 1 winner Wake Forest's former owners, Michael Dubb stepped up to retire the 8-year-old horse when claiming him for $8,000 on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West. Wake Forest finished ninth of 11 in what will be his last start on the track.
Details for the son of Sir Percy's retirement are still pending, according to bloodstock agent Elite Sales' Twitter account.
We can confirm Mike Dubb has claimed Wake Forest to retire him with his partners who owned him previously while in training with Chad Brown. He is working on arrangements and a official release will be out on Monday. https://t.co/I2Hndf4whZ
— EliteSales (@EliteRaceSales) November 25, 2018
During his racing career, Wake Forest compiled a record of 8-3-4 from 28 starts, earning $951,745. He was a Group 3 winner in Germany before being transferred to trainer Chad Brown under the banner of owners Dubb, Sheep Pond Partners and Bethlehem Stables. In his third North American start, Wake Forest won the G1 Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park.
Wake Forest ran ninth in the G1 Manhattan in June of 2017, and was unraced for nearly a year before finishing sixth in an allowance at Belmont Park. In July, the horse was sold atthe 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Summer Horses of Racing Age sale for $90,000. R. A. Hill Stable campaigned Wake Forest for four starts, and never finished better than fourth despite dropping in class from a listed stakes race, $40,000 claiming race, a $25,000 claiming race, and his final start for a tag of $8,000.
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