Trainer of Eight Belles, Hard Spun to Retire

Trainer Larry Jones, who earlier this year saddled the winner of the Kentucky Oaks and the following day had a filly finish second in the Kentucky Derby, said he plans to retire by the end of 2009.

"It is just time to quit," Jones said Sept. 23. "We have been very blessed. We have reached a level that 25 years ago I never knew we could ever reach, in the caliber of horses we have and the

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