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last season's unbeaten 2-year-old champion, has been retired from
racing and will stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud in Kentucky.
The son of Harlan's Holiday sustained an injury to a suspensory
ligament when making a successful comeback in last Friday's Aljamin
Stakes at Belmont Park.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said: "It's very
disappointing as he ran really well off the layoff and we were looking
forward to going back to Santa Anita with him for the Breeders' Cup
Sprint or the Dirt Mile. He was a really great two-year-old, undefeated
in five starts over five different distances ranging from 4½ furlongs
to 1 1/16 miles. He displayed his brilliant speed in the Hopeful and
Champagne and then showed tremendous courage to win the Breeders' Cup
Starlight Racing co-managing partner Jack Wolf
stated: "We're disappointed as we were looking forward to him returning
to top level competition following his win in the Aljamin Stakes. This
horse has taken us on a great adventure, from his undefeated
2-year-old campaign and Eclipse Award, to his successful return at 3.
We are proud to have owned this special horse, and we wish him the best
as he begins his new career at Ashford."
Dermot Ryan, manager of
Ashford Stud, said: "While it is unfortunate that Shanghai Bobby won't
be at Santa Anita again this year, we are delighted that he's coming
to Ashford. Following Lookin At Lucky, Uncle Mo and Hansen, he is the
fourth straight Eclipse Award-winning Juvenile to retire here."