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US Stakes-Winner Capitano Retired To Fox Tale Stud
US multiple stakes-winning 7YO stallion Capitano (Belong To Me-Heavenly Cat, by Tabasco Cat) "has been retired from racing & will enter stud in 2009 at Vince Tucciarone's Fox Tale Stud in Pennsylvania," reported bloodhorse.com. Capitano (a half-brother to both graded-winner Heavenly Ransom & stakes-winner Dilemma) won or placed in 20 of 36 races & earned US$576,894; his highlights included victories in the 2005 Rolling Green Breeders' Cup Handicap on turf, 2006 & 2007 Turf Paradise Handicap on grass & this year's Ligature Stakes in his final start in July, plus placings in the Gr2 Norfolk Stakes, Gr2 Best Pal Stakes & Gr3 El Camino Real Derby.