Soldat, a grade II winner by War Front
has been retired from racing because of a suspensory injury. He remains
with trainer Kiaran McLaughlin at Palm Meadows in Florida. Breeding
plans are undecided.
In what was his last start, 5-year-old Soldat ran fourth, beaten a
half-length, in the Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan.
13 for owners Harvey A. Clarke, W. Craig Robertson III, Paul Braverman,
and Namcook Stable.
Soldat scored his biggest win at Gulfstream at 3, capturing the 2011
Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) after beginning the year
with a 10 3/4-length win at the track. Two races later, he ran 11th in
the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).