Robert and Val Yagos' ARCHARCHARCH (Arch) was scheduled to leave
Churchill Downs before noon (EDT) on Sunday to go to the Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic in
Lexington, Kentucky, for surgery on a condylar fracture to the left front.
Later Sunday, Val Yagos issued an update via Facebook. Although she offered
good news about the surgery, she also officially announced his retirement.
"Archarcharch made it through surgery like a champ," she said. "His racing
career is over. Too much damage, but he is good and that is what is important."