GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The 2004 Belmont Stakes winner, Birdstone, is retiring to Frail Web site visitors Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Kentucky, the farm stated.
Birdstone, who additionally obtained the Travers Stakes in 2004, retired from racing that one year when a chip became as soon as point to in an ankle, the Georgetown farm stated in a news free up.
He spent his stallion profession at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, producing 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Rooster in his first sever. The same one year, his son Summer season Rooster obtained both the Belmont and the Travers.
Birdstone became as soon as owned by the plain Marylou Whitney and skilled by Cut Zito when he pulled out a surprise soak up the Belmont to complete Smarty Jones’ shot at the Triple Crown.
He is a son of Grindstone, out of the Storm Rooster mare Dear Birdie. Birdstone retired with five victories from nine starts and earnings of bigger than $1.5 million.