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US Sire Crown Of Thorns Retired To Stud
Spendthrift Farm’s US multiple Gr2-winning & multiple Gr1-placed 6YO stallion Crown Of Thorns (Repent-Crowning Touch, by Thunder Gulch) “has been retired from racing because of a nagging knee problem” & a final decision “has not been reached as to where he will enter stud” reported bloodhorse.com. Overall Crown Of Thorns (a US$300,000 2YO-in-training at the 2007 Ocala Breeders March Sale) recorded 3 wins (including May’s Gr2 Mervyn Leroy Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Hollywood Park & 2008’s Gr2 Robert Lewis Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Santa Anita) & 5 Gr1-placings (in August’s Gr1 Pat O’Brien Stakes over 7 furlongs at Del Mar, plus 2010’s Gr1 Goodwood Stakes over 9 furlongs at Hollywood Park & Gr1 Pat O’Brien Stakes over 7 furlongs at Del Mar, as well as 2009’s Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint over 6 furlongs at Santa Anita & Gr1 Ancient Title Stakes over 6 furlongs at Santa Anita) from 13 starts for US$821,693 earnings.