10/28/2008 11:00PM

Lewis Michael retired to Three Chimneys


Frank Calabrese’s track-record-setting homebred Lewis Michael has retired from racing and is now at Three Chimneys Farm, where he will stand at stud alongside his sire, Rahy, in 2009.

The farm will set a fee for the 5-year-old Lewis Michael in early November.

Lewis Michael is a full brother to champion Dreaming of Anna. He won the Grade 2 Washington Park and Pat O’Brien Handicaps, as well as the Grand Canyon Handicap on turf. He also placed in six other stakes, five of them graded.

He established a track mark on Arlington’s Polytrack surface last year in the Washington Park Handicap, when he went the 1 3/16 miles in 1:55.17, and he set another at Del Mar this season winning the seven-furlong Pat O’Brien in 1:21.17.

Lewis Michael earned $811,714 from seven wins in 23 starts. He last raced in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, in which he finished seventh.