03/21/2013 4:49PM

Hamazing Destiny retired, to stand in Arkansas


Hamazing Destiny, runner-up in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and a Grade 3 winner for Westrock Stables and Barry Butzow, has been retired and will stand at Westrock near Little Rock, Ark. A 7-year-old Salt Lake horse, Hamazing Destiny will stand for a private fee, and John McKay of Westrock said that the partners will breed him to several of their mares to begin his career.

Purchased by Butzow for $70,000 at the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale, Hamazing Destiny won 5 of 33 starts over five seasons of racing, earning $853,008. He won his debut at Oaklawn Park by 10 1/2 lengths for trainer McLean Robertson but was then transferred to D. Wayne Lukas, with whom he remained for the rest of his racing career.

Hamazing Destiny finished a strong second to Big Drama in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs, beaten by 1 1/2 lengths, and picked up his graded win in the 2012 Maryland Sprint Handicap at Pimlico. He also finished second in the Grade 1 Forego last summer at Saratoga.

Out of the unraced Artax mare Ms Proud Destiny, Hamazing Destiny is from the family of Grade 3 winner Glitter Rox and stakes winners Proud Caitlin, Devilish Erica, Only A Glance, and Forty Thieves.