05/05/2008 12:00AM

Greg's Gold retired with injury


Greg's Gold, the multiple stakes-winning sprinter, has been retired because of a recurrence of a tendon injury, trainer David Hofmans said Monday.

Owned by breeder Bill Boswell, Greg's Gold ended his career with a win in the Grade 2 Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap at Santa Anita on April 5. He was being considered for stakes at Hollywood Park this summer when the injury was detected.

"He's showing some heat in his tendon," Hofmans said. "We don't want to take any chances."

Greg's Gold, 7, won 9 of 25 starts and $1,067,923. A five-time stakes winner, Greg's Gold won the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Handicap at Del Mar in 2005 before being diagnosed with a tendon injury. After undergoing stem-cell therapy and being given a year off, Greg's Gold had his best season in 2007, winning 4 of 10 starts and $566,995. He had 1 victory in 2 starts this year.

Hofmans said that Greg's Gold, a gelding, will be given several months off and then be retrained as a riding horse.