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Tendon Injury Forces Discreet Dancer Retirement
Meanwhile, Discreet Dancer, a Gr2-winning son of Cigar Mile Handicap winner Discreet Cat, has been retired due to a tendon injury, reports drf.com. Discreet Dancer was a precocious 2YO breaking the track record (5.5 furlongs) at Gulfstream Park on debut and at one stage was even touted as a Triple Crown horse when finishing 3rd to eventual Belmont winner Union Rags in the Gr2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes. However, trainer Todd Pletcher decided to rest the horse and he missed most of his classic season. From the Gone West mare West Side Dancer, Discreet Dancer is a half-brother to Gr2 winner Travelin Man (Trippi) and hails from the same family as 1992 US Broodmare Of The Year Weekend Surprise, the dam of leading sire A.P. Indy and classic winner Summer Squall. Other family members include European Gr1 winners Duke Of Marmalade & Ruler Of The World, and Gr2 winner and successful sire Bite The Bullet. Discreet Dancer retires with 4 wins (including the Gr2 Gulfstream Park Handicap) & 2 placings (including the Gr1 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct) from 8 starts for US$365,900 earnings. No stud plans have yet been announced.