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US Gr1-Winner Heatseeker Retired To Stud
William de Burgh's 5YO entire Heatseeker (Giant's Caiseway-Rusty Back, by Defensive Play) who has won both this year's Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap & Gr2 Californian Stakes has been retired "due to a soft tissue injury that would have required a recovery period of at least 6 months", reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Studs plans are still being finalised. Heatseeker won 7 of 17 starts (also including 2007's US Gr3 Native Diver Handicap, plus 3rd in Ireland's 2005 Gr1 National Stakes & 2nd in this year's US Gr2 Oaklawn Handicap) & earned US$1,177,776.