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Grade 1 Winning Millionaire Haynesfield Retired

Harvey Weinstein’s Turtle Bird Stable announced today that multiple stakes-winning millionaire Haynesfield has been retired from racing. A stakes winner each year he raced from age’s two to five; Haynesfield won 10 of his 19 lifetime starts and retires with earnings of $1,319,481.

A five-year-old son of Champion Sprinter Speightstown, out of the stakes winning Tejabo mare Nothing Special, Haynesfield descends from the female family of classic winner Touch Gold and champion With Approval.

Haynesfield completed his juvenile season with a front running win in the Damon Runyon stakes, his first effort around two turns.  In his first two starts at three, he reeled off back to back wins in the Count Fleet and Whirlaway stakes before closing out that year with consecutive stakes wins in the Empire Classic and the graded Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct. At 4, Haynesfield won three of his six starts, including the Grade 2 Suburban and the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup wire-to-wire over Blame. He completed his four-year-old season with a close runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile earning a 111 Beyer figure. Haynesfield final career victory was a repeat win in the Empire Classic in October, before completing his racing career with another on-the-board effort in the recent Grade 1 Cigar Mile.

“Haynesfield gave us a lot of thrills and memories over the last four seasons but the race that will always stand out was his decisive win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup over Blame, handing him his only loss that year; beating him in a Grade 1 at equal weights in his championship season was a tremendous accomplishment by a gifted horse. We will miss having him around the barn,” said Toby Sheets, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen.

According to Hidden Brook Farm representatives Dan Hall and Mike Recio, Haynesfield will begin stud duties in 2012, arrangements have not been finalized at this time. “Several farms have expressed an interest in Haynesfield, we are weighing all of our options going forward,” commented Dan Hall.

 



 

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