Photo: Lou Hodges Photography
The 5-year-old mare had just worked out at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning in preparation for the La Troienne stakes on Oaks day. Unfortunately, a slight injury was detected in her right front leg that didn't go away by Monday morning. According to Porter's announcement, the vets at Rood & Riddle clinic inspected the mare and found that while her injury was not life-threatening, it was not wise to continue racing.
Havre de Grace retires with a record of 9 wins in 16 starts and career earnings of $2,586,175. She will be most remembered for her thrilling rivalry with California-based filly, Blind Luck, which culminated in her nose defeat to that filly in the 2011 Delaware Handicap.
-- Candice Curtis