Holy Bull winner Algorithms retired
|Algorithms peaked in the Holy Bull defeating a top class field
(Adam Coglianese Photography)
Starlight Racing's Algorithms, winner of the Grade 3 Holy Bull in his most
recent start January 29, has been retired.
Undefeated in three starts including his five-length win in the Holy Bull at
Gulfstream Park, which earned the colt an impressive 105 BRIS Speed Rating, the
son of Bernardini was considered an early favorite for this year's classics
before he fractured a splint bone in his front right leg. The colt was scratched
from the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes the morning of the race February 26
and underwent surgery at Ocala (Florida) Equine Hospital in late February.
After receiving the green light from veterinarians after a seven month rehab
the colt returned to Belmont Park September 11. The decision to retire him came
after it was discovered the previous injury had been aggravated during routine
The colt broke his maiden first time out by 5 1/4 lengths, going five
furlongs At Belmont Park in June 2011. He made his second start December 16,
winning a 6 1/2-furlong allowance at Gulfstream and romped home in the one-mile
Holy Bull over 2011 two-year-old champion Hansen. The Holy Bull field included
multiple graded stakes winner Silver Max, eventual Grade 3 Carry Back winner
Fort Loudon and Long Branch winner My Adonis.
"We were optimistic about his future and return to the track," trainer Todd
Pletcher said. "He was one of the best three-year-olds I have worked with. We
had such great expectations of him last winter. It's a disappointment but he
should have a great career ahead of him as a stallion."
Algorithms was bred in Kentucky by Oakbrook Farm and is out of the
Cryptoclearance mare Ava Knowsthecode. A $170,000 Keeneland September Yearling
Sale purchase, the colt retires with $301,500 in earnings.
"It's very disappointing," Starlight Racing's managing partner Jack Wolf
said. "Unfortunately, it's part of the game. He's a wonderful colt and being a
son of Bernardini he should move on to a promising stud career. Due to his top
and bottom side, and his physical attributes we've received a significant level
of interest but no decision has been made yet as to where he will stand."
Bet Horseracing Free Online at TwinSpires.com
Send this article to a friend