California Racehorse Lava Man Retired After Brief Comeback

California's $5-million gelding Lava Man, who returned to racing after a more than 17-month layoff only to finish last in the San Gabriel Handicap Dec. 27 at Santa Anita, has been retired after his failed comeback attempt, it was confirmed on Jan. 5.

Steve Kenly, who co-owns 9-year-old Lava Man with his father and sister, Dave and Tracy, and Jason Wood, said it was a tough dec

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