Capo Kane retired after leg injury; owners look to sell

Capo Kane retired after leg injury; owners look to sell
Photo: Chelsea Durand/NYRA

Stakes-winning 3-year-old Capo Kane, originally expected to be out three to four months after sustaining an injury on Wednesday, instead has been retired from racing.

Trainer Harold Wyner told HRN Thursday that the colt's owners, Bing Cherry Racing and Leonard Liberto, will look to sell him as a stallion prospect.

"He was galloping in the morning, came back slow back to the barn," Wyner said. "We X-rayed him and, due to his injury and the advice of the surgeon — they said he’ll make a good stallion, but he won’t be able to race again."

Wyner said the injury was to Capo Kane's suspensory ligament.

Capo Kane ranked No. 24 on the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard, with 12 points. After winning the Jerome Stakes on New Year's Day at Aqueduct, he finished third in the Withers (G3) and sixth in the Gotham (G3).

Capo Kane had been expected to start in Saturday's Wood Memorial (G2). His most recent work was Saturday at Parx, where he went four furlongs in 48.21 seconds.

Capo Kane is a Street Sense colt out of Twirl Me, by Hard Spun. Liberto bought him for $26,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic two-year-olds in training sale last year.

He retires with a record of 5: 2-1-1 and earnings of $147,500.

"We’re all disappointed," Wyner said, "but we also know it’s part of the game and it happens."

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