12/10/2010 5:25PM

Horse claimed for $80,00 injured, retired


Farallon, who was claimed for $80,000 from Thursday’s third race but did not finish because of a tendon injury, has been retired but is not in grave condition, trainer Mike Puype said on Friday.

Acting on behalf of Skyline Stables and Tom Lenner, Puype's claim was one of four submitted for Farallon, who was the 2-1 second choice in an optional claimer over 5 1/2 furlongs.

Farallon led early but was pulled up on the turn. She was vanned off. Puype later won a random shake to determine the new owners of Farallon. Trainers Dan Hendricks and John Sadler submitted the other claims on behalf of clients.

Thursday, Farallon made her only start for owner Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O’Neill, who acquired her privately after she won a $32,000 claiming race for maidens at Golden Gate Fields in August.

Friday, Puype said that Farallon was scheduled to be transported to the Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic in Los Olivos, Calif., to begin a stem cell therapy treatment designed to stabilize the leg and promote healing. He said the filly, by Good Journey, can be bred in 2011.

“She’ll never race,” he said. “She’s done. We’ve got an $80,000 broodmare that’s not worth $80,000.”