King's Bishop S. (G1) hero DISCREETLY MINE (Mineshaft) has been retired and
will begin a new career at stud, the Blood-Horse
reported on Thursday.
Stallion plans have not yet been revealed.
The bay sophomore was training up to a run in the November 6 Breeders' Cup
Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs, but was withdrawn from consideration after
trainer Todd Pletcher found his charge had injured his left stifle in early
October. Connections were hopeful Discreetly Mine could return to training over
the winter and pursue a four-year-old campaign, but following a recent
assessment the decision was made to retire him.
"The deciding factor (to retire him) was that the diagnosis was not what we
we're hoping for," Anna Hall, racing manager for owner/breeder E. Paul Robsham
Stables, told Blood-Horse. "He was re-evaluated at the farm and the
decision was made not to continue his career."
Discreetly Mine was a contender on the Triple Crown Trail early in the
season, capturing the Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds and finishing a close
fourth in the Louisiana Derby (G2). He was no factor in the Kentucky Derby (G1),
though, crossing under the wire in 13th.