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US Gr1-Winner Discreetly Mine Retired To Stud
US Gr1-winning 3YO colt Discreetly Mine (Mineshaft-Pretty Discreet, by Private Account) "who developed into one of the nation's top sprinters this summer before being injured, has been retired from racing" with a stallion deal yet to be announced, reported bloodhorse.com. Discreetly Mine led all-the-way to notch his 3rd consecutive graded-stakes success with victory in August's Gr1 King's Bishop Stakes (7 furlongs) at Saratoga, following earlier wins in both August's Gr2 Amsterdam Stakes (6.5 furlongs) at Saratoga & July's Gr3 Jersey Shore Stakes (6 furlongs) at Monmouth Park. He was "expected to be one of the favourites for November's Gr1 Breeders' Cup Sprint (1200m) at Churchill Downs, until injuring his left stifle in October". Discreetly Mine (who "found a niche sprinting in the 2nd half of this season after finishing 13th in May's Gr1 Kentucky Derby) retires with 5 wins (also including February's Gr2 Risen Star Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Fair Grounds) & 4 runners-up (including June's Gr2 Woody Stephens Stakes over 7 furlongs at Belmont Park, plus 2009's Gr1 Champagne Stakes over 8 furlongs at Belmont Park & Gr2 Futurity Stakes over 7 furlongs at Belmont Park) from 13 starts for US$799,350 earnings.