09/19/2012 12:45PM

Belmont: Redeemed, Boys At Tosconova retired by owner Siegel

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Redeemed, winning the Greenwood Cup earlier this summer, had been pointing to the Breeders' Cup Marathon before sustaining a career-ending leg injury.

Redeemed, a multiple graded stakes winner this year who was being pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Marathon, and Boys At Tosconova, who won the Grade 1 Hopeful in 2010, have been retired, their owner announced on Wednesday.

Redeemed, a 4-year-old Virginia-bred son of Include, has a torn tendon in his right foreleg, owner Samantha Siegel said. Meanwhile, Boys At Tosconova simply was not training like he needed to be competitive, Siegel said.

Siegel indicated she would attempt to find homes to stand both as stallions.

Redeemed, purchased at the Timonium yearling sale for $50,000, won 8 races from 13 starts and earned $832,140. At 3, he won the Oklahoma Derby and the Grade 3 Discovery.

At 4, he won the Grade 2 Brooklyn by 10 lengths and the Grade 3 Greenwood Cup by a half-length.

“It’s horrible timing. He’s been a lovely horse,” Siegel said. “You never dreamed that he would have been a mile and a half horse when he started.”

Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable led a group that purchased Boys At Tosconova, a son of Officer, after he finished second in his first start, the Grade 3 Kentucky Cup Juvenile at Churchill. After winning his maiden by 12 lengths at Belmont in his first start for Siegel and trainer Richard Dutrow Jr., Boys At Tosconova won the Hopeful before finishing second to Uncle Mo in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

He missed most of his 3-year-old year, but had won three allowance races from November to January before finishing second in the Grade 3 Westchester at Belmont in April.

He retires with a record of 5-3-1 from 9 starts and earnings of $688,960.

“He really didn’t have anything wrong with him. He didn’t want to train anymore,” Siegel said. “Both horses were very good to us.”