09/19/2011 4:26PM

Belmont: Theyskens’ Theory to stay with McGaughey

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Theyskens' Theory (right), with Garrett Gomez up, runs second to Winter Memories in the Garden City.

ELMONT, N.Y. - Theyskens’ Theory, second to Winter Memories in Saturday’s Grade 1 Garden City Stakes, will remain in the United States and continue her career under the tutelage of trainer Shug McGaughey.

Theyskens’ Theory is owned by Andrew Rosen, who has a few horses with McGaughey, including Arnell, a 4-year-old half-brother to Theysken’s Theory who is for $35,000 claiming on Friday.

McGaughey also has Fashion’s Flight, a 2-year-old filly who finished second as a 2-5 favorite in a maiden turf race on Sunday.

McGaughey said that he and Rosen haven’t discussed future plans for Theyskens’ Theory.

McGaughey did say that Hungry Island, who finished fourth in the Garden City would not run against Winter Memories in the Queen Elizabeth II at Keeneland on Oct. 15. McGaughey said he would most likely point Hungry Island to the Grade 3, $175,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs on Nov. 12.

McGaughey believes Hungry Island would benefit from more time between races.

“There’s not a lot to her,” McGaughey said. “[Winter Memories] is a big, strong filly who has proven she can handle a little more racing than maybe we can.”