Santa Anita Handicap winner Misremembered retired

by | 05.04.2011 | 5:33pm

Misremembered emerged with a tendon injury from his second-place finish to Win Willy as the favorite in last month's Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park and has been retired. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride raced for Jill Baffert and George Jacobs and was trained by Jill's husband Bob Baffert, who also bred the colt. No stud plans have been announced.

It was announced today that Grade 1-winning, track record setting millionaire Misremembered has been retired from racing.  Bred and trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Misremembered raced for Baffert's wife, Jill, and longtime friend George Jacobs, amassing earnings of $1,306,709, running first or second in 11 of 13 career starts.

The leading earner for his sire, world record miler, Candy Ride, Misremembered is out of multiple graded stakes winner Beyond Perfection, one of the leading juveniles in California in 1990, after wins in the Grade 2 Del Mar Debutante and Barretts Debutante Stakes and runner-up efforts in the Grade 2 Oak Leaf and Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes.

Misremembered paired up wins at Hollywood Park in the beginning of his career in 2009, before posting victories in the Grade 2 Swaps Stakes and Grade 2 Indiana Derby where he ran the 8 1/2 furlongs in a track record time of 1:40 4/5.  The defining moment of his career came when he emerged victorious in the $750,000 Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap the following year.  Misremembered started off 2011 with an easy three-length win in the Santana Mile at Santa Anita.

“The way he won the Santana Mile in near track record time, in a gallop, showcased his brilliance in a manner similar to his sire, Candy Ride, who set a new track record at a mile and a quarter while defeating Medaglia d'Oro.  He blossomed into a true Classic horse,” said Bob Baffert.

Misremembered retires as the number 1 ranked handicap horse in North America according to the latest Daily Racing Form poll.

Stud plans have not yet been determined.

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