12/13/2010 2:37PM

Discreetly Mine to stand at Lane's End

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Barbara D. Livingston
Discreetly Mine, John Velazquez up, wins the King's Bishop.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – King’s Bishop Stakes winner Discreetly Mine, recently retired from racing because of a stifle injury, will start his stud career at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky.

Lane’s End announced Monday that Discreetly Mine will stand as the property of a syndicate with a $15,000 fee in 2011.

Discreetly Mine raced for Joyce Robsham’s E. Paul Robsham Stables. Robsham’s husband, the late Paul Robsham, also bred the 3-year-old Mineshaft colt. Discreetly Mine came out of the Aug. 28 King’s Bishop a leading contender for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, but he missed the race after trainer Todd Pletcher revealed in early October that he had injured his left stifle.

Robsham Stables spokesman Anna Ford said the stable decided to retired Discreetly Mine last week after a veterinary evaluation.“Unfortunately, the results were not what we had hoped for, so it was decided at that time that he would be retired,” she said.As part of the stud deal, the New Vocations racehorse adoption program will receive a lifetime breeding right to Discreetly Mine and will auction its breeding season each year to benefit the organization’s racehorse rehoming program. The Robshams were founding supporters of the New Vocations program in 1992, and Ford is its adoption manager.

Lane’s End also stands Discreetly Mine’s sire, 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft. The 11-year-old Mineshaft currently ranks 15th on the general sire list.

At 2, Discreetly Mine broke his maiden by 6 1/4 lengths in his third start, then went on to finish second in the Futurity and Champagne Stakes. This year, he won the 1 1/16-mile Risen Star Stakes before trying longer races, including the Kentucky Derby, in which he finished 13th. Dialed back to sprint distances, he hit his stride again, reeling off the Jersey Shore, Amsterdam, and finally the King’s Bishop in the summer. He retires with five wins and two second-place finishes from 13 starts and $799,350 in earnings.

Discreetly Mine is out of the Grade 1-winning Private Account mare Pretty Discreet. She also is the dam of record-setting Garde 1 winner Discreet Cat and Grade 1-placed stakes-winner Pretty Wild.