05/07/2013 2:26PM

Churchill Downs: Bind retired after allowance loss

Barbara D. Livingston
Bind has been retired at age 5 with 3 wins from 8 career starts.

Trainer Al Stall Jr. said Bind has been retired after finishing last of nine behind Golden Ticket in a Thursday allowance.

“He’s fine,” Stall said. “It just seems like he doesn’t want to do it anymore, and we’re not going to make him.”

Bind, a 5-year-old son of Pulpit, is owned by his breeders, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider. He started his career in a blaze of glory, earning a 105 Beyer Speed Figure in his career debut at Fair Grounds in February 2011. He also won twice at the 2012-13 Fair Grounds meet, but otherwise, he went winless in the other five races of his eight-race career.

Stall also said Apropos, second as an odds-on favorite in the Derby Day opener, will be nominated to the May 27 Winning Colors, while he will consider turf sprints for Magical Moon, third as the favorite in an Oaks Day allowance.