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Grade 2 winner Discreet Dancer retired
Discreet Dancer, a Grade 2-winning son of Discreet Cat, has been retired due to a tendon injury. Stud plans have not been announced.
The 4-year-old colt had been enjoying a solid campaign in 2013, winning the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap and finishing third in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap.
Discreet Dancer started fast as a 2-year-old, breaking the track record at Gulfstream Park for 5 ½ furlongs in his debut. He was briefly considered a threat on the 2012 Kentucky Derby trail, winning his first two starts and finishing third in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes. However, the horse was given the rest of the year off by trainer Todd Pletcher following the latter effort and missed the Triple Crown season.
Discreet Dancer retires with four wins in eight starts for earnings of $365,900.
Homebred in Florida by E. Paul Robsham Stable, Discreet Dancer is out of the winning Gone West mare West Side Dancer, who has produced three winners from as many foals to race. He is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Travelin Man.
Discreet Dancer’s extended family includes European champion Duke of Marmalade, Group 1 winners Ruler of the World and Wolfhound, Grade 2 winner Bite the Bullet, and Grade 3 winners Madison’s Charm and Weekend Surprise. The latter was named Broodmare of the Year in 1992, producing Horse of the Year and leading sire A.P. Indy, and classic winner Summer Squall, among others.