Updated on 09/16/2011 8:34AM

Came Home due at Lane's End


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Grade 1 winner Came Home, retired after his 10th-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic, was to arrive at Lane's End in Versailles, Ky., on Monday afternoon, the farm said.

Lane's End announced last year that it had struck a deal with Came Home's owners, John Toffan and Trudy McCaffery, to stand the Gone West colt upon his retirement from racing. As part of the deal made last September, Lane's End owner William S. Farish also became a part-owner of the colt. Farish later brought in another partner, Texas resident and Goodman Global Holding chairman John Goodman.

The farm has not yet set a stud fee for 3-year-old Came Home.

Came Home won 3 of 4 starts in his juvenile season, highlighted by a victory in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes and the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes. At 3, he stamped himself as a contender for the Kentucky Derby with a string of stakes victories leading to Louisville: the Grade 2 San Vicente and San Rafael and the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. But in the Derby, he fell short, finishing sixth behind winner War Emblem.

He bounced back from his Derby loss with wins in the Grade 3 Affirmed, the Grade 2 Swaps, and the Grade 1 Pacific Classic.

Trained by Paco Gonzalez, Came Home won 9 of 12 career starts for earnings of $1,835,940.

* Lane's End announced Monday that Exciting Story, a 5-year-old Diablo-Appealing Story horse who was Canada's champion juvenile in 1999, has retired and will stand at the farm's Texas division, Huisache, in 2003 for a $5,000 fee.