07/25/2001 11:00PM

Kalanisi retired to stud


Kalanisi, the 2000 Eclipse Award winner as best turf horse, has been retired, according to a report on The Thoroughbred Times Web site.

A 5-year-old son of Doyoun owned by the Aga Khan and trained by Michael Stoute, Kalanisi suffered a hairline fracture to his left foreleg when he finished second to Fantastic Light in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 20. Stoute had had hopes of bringing him back to the races by autumn, but it was decided to retire him when his recovery was not coming along as quickly as had been expected.

In addition to his victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf, Kalanisi also won the Group 1 Champion Stakes and the Group 2 Queen Anne Stakes, but he may be best remembered for a pair of heartbreaking losses to Giant's Causeway in the Eclipse Stakes and the Juddmonte International Stakes.

In 11 lifetime starts, Kalanisi won six times with four seconds and a third for earnings of $2,150,164. He will stand at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud in Ireland.