The Pamplemousse, one of the early favorites for the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2011 at Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.
After winning the San Rafael Stakes (gr. III) wire to wire at Santa
Anita in his first start at 3, The Pamplemousse set the pace in the Sham
Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita and scored by six lengths in 1:47.86
for the 1 1/8 miles. He earned a 107 Beyer Speed Figure. The morning
line favorite for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) that April, The
Pamplemousse was scratched the day of the race because of an injury and
never raced again.