HRTV reported on Saturday that Calidoscopio (ARG) has been retired following a “slight” tendon injury, according to trainer Mike Puype. HRTV reporter Zoe Cadman tweeted that the injury will heal with time, but Calidoscopio's connections opted to retire the 10-year-old.
The bay son of Luhuk won the Grade 2 Breeders' Cup Marathon in 2012 and most recently captured attention with a massive last-to-first run in the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap on June 7, in which he spotted the field over a dozen lengths but came back to win by daylight.
CALIDOSCOPIO officially retired- just spoke with trainer Mike Puype, has a “slight” tendon- will heal with time but at 10 #timesagainsthim
— Zoe Cadman (@zoecadman) June 29, 2013
Before shipping to the United States last November, Calidoscopio collected seven graded stakes wins in his native Argentina, including the 2009 Republica Argentina (ARG-1) via disqualification. Bred by Haras La Quebrada, he is out of the Lefty mare Calderona (ARG), and ran for owner Dona Pancha.
He finishes his career with 11 wins from 42 starts, and earnings of $975,154.
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