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Tropic Storm Retired

December 06, 2010 · By · Share

WPT’s gutsy campaigner and graded stakes winner Tropic Storm has been retired from racing with record of 6-3-5 from 17 career starts and earnings of nearly $400,000 after a tendon injury was discovered after the Breeders’ Cup.

Returning after nearly a two year layoff in August, Tropic Storm rampaged through Del Mar with two wins including a brilliant victory in the Windy Sands Stakes on closing weekend. The win was the first stakes score for Tropic Storm after four graded stakes placings. His final prep for the Breeders’ Cup was a gutsy third place finish in the Oak Tree Mile (gr. II). 

Trainer Craig Dollase says, "It’s been a roller coaster with this horse but one things is for sure, he always gave 110% and was a pleasure to train. He came back from a serious tendon injury after being away for two years, and got to the Breeders’ Cup. That just shows how classy he is." 

West Point Thoroughbreds President Terry Finley said, "Although we are very disappointed Tropic Storm’s racing career is over, we are very proud of all of his accomplishments and the journey he took us on. He hit the board in 13 of 17 starts, and was one of those horses that tried each and every time he went out there. He’s a beautiful, athletic horse who is going to make somebody very happy in his second career." 

Tropic Storm is currently resting on the farm as we make arrangements for him to begin a second career once his injury is healed.



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