A torn suspensory in his left foreleg forced the retirement of Grade 1 winner Mo Town this week, according to drf.com. The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo will be shipped to Ashford Stud this week, where he will stand the 2019 season.
“It’s a loss to all involved and to the sport that we didn’t get to see a proven horse race any further,” said trainer Anthony Dutrow. “I have to be happy at this point with what he accomplished and I have to be happy the horse is fine.”
Mo Town won the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes on dirt as a juvenile, and captured the G1 Hollywood Derby on turf at Del Mar at the end of his 3-year-old season. The colt finished third in the listed Danger’s Hour Stakes at Aqueduct to kick off his 2018 campaign, and was being aimed at the G1 Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont this Saturday. He retires with four wins from 10 starts and earnings of $519,600.
Read more at drf.com.
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