09/19/2012 1:45PM

Belmont: Redeemed, Boys At Tosconova retired by owner Siegel

Ryan Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
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.”

Advance Plumbing More than 1 year ago
Wow please stop the bleeeding this isnt funny!!
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
This is the Rail Trip lady, right? All Class and Owner of The Year...
Advance Plumbing More than 1 year ago
ctgreyhound More than 1 year ago
Both these horses will be missed. They always provided excitement on the track.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
I wish both Boys At Tosconova and Redeemed great good luck in the future. I hope Samantha finds a very nice place for both of them to retire to. They both performed with heart and tried their best. The Marathon has lost a talented competitor in Redeemed. Boys At Tosconova showed flashes of brilliance and did a great job winning the Hopeful and scoring the place in the BC Juvenile. Have a happy retirement and a happy life, Boys At Tosconova and Redeemed.
DrSmoke120 More than 1 year ago
Joy, your name fits you. Never a harsh word from thee. Kinda nice
Amy Hurley More than 1 year ago
Agreed. Let's hear it for positive posts, and keeping the horse foremost! Samantha, we are sorry to hear about the injury to Redeemed - he had a great shot to win the B.C. Marathon. And "Boys" always tried hard, too - apparently not now, though. Best of luck finding a good home for them both.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
Thank you so much, Amy. Have a good day as well.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
Thank you, Dr. Smoke. I appreciate your kind words about me. Have a good day.
Wilford Brimley More than 1 year ago
It may take a while to detox them. Having said that, I do wish both these horses a pleasant retirement.
jon g More than 1 year ago
Why,did Baffert or O'Neil take over their training.
Wilford Brimley More than 1 year ago
Nope, Rick Dutrow.
Advance Plumbing More than 1 year ago
Redeemed shocked the crap out of me!! 1 1/2 horse?
PennNatRick More than 1 year ago
I can hear wilford brimley while reading that post.
Gene More than 1 year ago
Congrats to Samantha Siegel for her horsemanship...