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US Gr1-Winner Bustin Stones Retires Unbeaten
Owner-breeder Roddy Valente's undefeated Gr1-winning 4YO entire Bustin Stones (City Zip-Shesasurething, by Prospectors Gamble) "has been retired due to a recurrence of the foot trouble that prevented him from racing this summer," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Bustin Stones was already scheduled to stand the 2009 season at Waldorf Farm in New York; he is being syndicated for US$20,000 a share & will stand for US$6,500. Bustin Stones (never headed in 6 career starts) won on debut by 7-lengths & thereafter competed only in stakes races: winning April's Gr1 Carter Handicap (7 furlongs) at Aqueduct (while posting a 109 Beyer Speed Figure) in his final start, as well as February's Gr2 General George Handicap (7 furlongs) at Laurel Park & January's Listed Promonroe Stakes (6 furlongs) at Aqueduct, plus both 2007's Listed Screenland Stakes (6.5 furlongs) at Belmont Park & Listed New York Stallion Times Square Stakes (7 furlongs at Aqueduct) for US$480,150 earnings.