Former Claimer Lava Man Retired After Stellar Career

Lava Man, the only horse to sweep the Santa Anita Handicap, Hollywood Gold Cup and Pacific Classic in the same year, has been retired.

Lava Man won grade I races on dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces and joined Native Diver as the only three-time winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup. In all, he won seven grade I races.

Steve Kenly of STD Racing Stable, co-owner of Lava Man, said the

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