09/22/2014 1:56PM

Harness: Captaintreacherous officially retired

Derick Giwner
Captaintreacherous will stand at Hanover Shoe Farms.

Jim Simpson, the president of Hanover Shoe Farms, and the members of the the Captaintreacherous racing group, announced on Monday (9/22) that "The Captain" will be officially retired at Lexington's famed Red Mile during the races on Thursday October 2.

Tony Alagna, the colt's trainer said, "Captain just hasn't been himself for the last several weeks. He's been fighting a low respiratory bug and we just haven't been able to overcome it. Rather than take the chance of doing irreparable harm to this great horse, I think it would be wise for everybody concerned to have him retired at Hanover Shoe Farms. I have no doubts that he is destined to become a great sire. I very much look forward to the day when I will be looking at, buying and training his babies".

Jim Simpson said that he looks forward to having the greatest son of the sport's supersire Somebeachsomewhere stand at Hanover. "Captaintreacherous was one of the greatest 2- and 3-year-old pacers in the sport's history. It's now time for him to excel in the next stage of his remarkable career."

Captaintreacherous was voted "Pacer of the Year" at both 2 and 3 years of age. At 2, he won 8 of 10 starts and earned $918,253. At 3, he won 13 of 16 starts and earned $2,055,033, winning almost all of the Classic events including the three richest--the North American Cup, the Meadowlands Pace and the Breeders Crown. Captaintreacherous retires with earnings of $3,148,657.

Captaintreacherous will begin his stallion career in February of 2015.

-edited release (Hanover Shoe Farm)

William Hartenstine More than 1 year ago
He's the Champ. Sorry that he retired due to medical issues. I will miss watching him compete. He could win on the lead or come from off the pace. It will be a long time till we see another like him. Class, strength, and power and a beautiful stride. He will go down in history as one of the all time greats. Enjoy retirement Champ, let them try to best you.