03/30/2004 12:00AM

Atto Mile and Plate winners retire


Numerous Times and T J's Lucky Moon, who both won $1 million races at Woodbine then never won again, have been retired.

Numerous Times, a 7-year-old horse who won his sixth race in as many starts in the Grade 1 Atto Mile and then was voted Canada's champion turf horse of 2000, has been sold to Australian interests for stud duty.

T J's Lucky Moon, a 5-year-old gelding who won the 2002 Queen's Plate at 82-1, suffered a small tear in a suspensory ligament and will be pensioned on the Acton, Ontario, farm of his owner and breeder, Gino Molinaro.

Numerous Times, owned by The Committee Stable and trained throughout his career by Sid Attard, was plagued by physical problems while going winless in seven starts after his Atto Mile victory. His last start was a ninth-place finish in last year's Atto Mile. Numerous Times retires with a record of 6-2-1 in 13 starts and earnings of $845,778.

T J's Lucky Moon was coming off a maiden victory when he won the Queen's Plate for trainer Vito Armata, but was sidelined after finishing 10th in the Prince of Wales in his next start.

T J's Lucky Moon was trained by Ross Armata Jr. last year and was winless in three starts. His retires with two wins and a second from 10 starts and $671,505 in earnings.