New Year's Day, who sprang a 10-1 upset in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Nov. 2, has been retired due to injury.
The Daily Racing Form's Jay Privman reported via Twitter Thursday afternoon that the Bob Baffert-trained colt suffered a chipped sesamoid in his left hind. Baffert told Privman that the injury is non-displaced, and called it “gut-wrenching” and “a freak deal.”
New Year's Day, a son of Street Cry, has had just one breeze since the Breeders' Cup, going :37.80 on Dec. 15. According to Privman, the injury was discovered after a routine gallop earlier this week; Gary West, who owns the colt along with his wife, Mary, made the decision to retire the talented juvenile yesterday.
New Year's Day was bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, and sold by Clearsky at Keeneland September Yearling Sale for $425,000 to Ben Glass, agent for Gary and Mary West.
The Thoroughbred Daily News reports that New Year's Day will stand at Hill ‘n' Dale Farm in 2014.
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