Trainer Chad Summers had hoped Mind Your Biscuits might get one more start on his racing resume, but Summers chose to retire the 5-year-old after a gallop Wednesday, according to the Daily Racing Form. The two-time winner of the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen had been pointed for either the Cigar Mile or the Clark Handicap following his 11th-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
“To go to a race like the Cigar Mile or the Clark you have to be kicking the barn down, and he just isn't,” Summers told DRF. “We were going to gallop him today and breeze tomorrow but when we broke him off this morning, he just went through the motions.”
Japan's Shadai Farm will now take over full ownership of Mind Your Biscuits, who will stand in Japan next year.
In 25 starts, Mind Your Biscuits won eight times, including three Grade or Group 1 victories, and had 10 second-place finishes. With earnings of more than $4.2 million, the son of Posse is the highest earning New York-bred of all time.
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