Two Graded Stakes Winners Retired Due to Suspensory Issues

Grade I winners Nobiz like Shobiz and Panty Raid have been retired due to suspensory problems.

Stud plans are being decided for millionaire Nobiz Like Shobiz.

A 4-year-old son of Albert the Great, Nobiz Like Shobiz scored his big win in last year's Wood Memorial Stakes. He earned a career total of $1,544,730 racing for his breeder, Elizabeth Valando.

According to trainer Barclag Tagg's Web site, Nobiz Like Shobiz was sidelined earlier this year while being preparing for a campaign that would have been centered on the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile in October. A Florida veterinarian detected a suspensory problem, but Central Kentucky veterinarian Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, did not find an injury in a later examination. Bramlage suggested a month rest, but Tagg felt that the time off wouldn't allow for Nobiz Like Shobiz to be at full strength for the Breeders' Cup.

Panty Raid, a grade I winner on dirt and turf, has been retired from racing because of a torn suspensory. The 4-year-old millionaire daughter of Include raced for the Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm and Dan Tayloe.

The injury was not career-ending, but it was decided to retire her anyway. "By the time we would have been able to get her back to the races it might have been this fall," said John Greathouse. "She was already home."

Panty Raid, who arrived May 22 at Glencrest near Midway, Ky., had been in training with Todd Pletcher at Belmont Park. She is not scheduled to be bred this year.

Panty Raid accomplished a rarity last year for a 3-year-old filly. She beat older fillies and mares in both the American Oaks Invitational and Juddmonte Spinster Stakes.

(Originally published at BloodHorse.com.)

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