09/07/2010 2:35PM

Majesticperfection retired following surgery


Leading sprinter Majesticperfection has retired after undergoing surgery for his fractured right front cannon bone, owner Satish Sanan announced Tuesday.

The announcement was widely expected. The 4-year-old Majesticperfection injured himself Sunday morning during a workout and had surgery the same day at Saratoga Equine Clinic.

“While we are guardedly optimistic about the results of the successful surgeryand have a prognosis of a successful recovery, Majesticperfection will not return to racing,” Sanan said.

There are no stud plans as yet.

Sanan bought Majesticperfection for $370,000 at the 2008 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s April juvenile auction, where the colt topped the sale. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he developed into a Grade 1 winner this year when he won the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap on Aug. 8 by nearly three lengths. In his previous start, he won the Iowa Sprint Handicap in track-record time, covering six furlongs in 1:07.24. He retires with 5 wins and a third in 6 career starts.

Bred in Kentucky by Ronald McPeek and Shane Floyd, Majesticperfection is a son of Harlan’s Holiday out of the Wavering Monarch mare Act So Noble. He is her first stakes winner.