06/07/2005 12:00AM

Medallist's race career over


Medallist, Robert Clay's homebred Grade 2 winner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2006 at his owner's Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky. His stud fee has yet to be determined.

A 4-year-old Touch Gold colt, fractured a sesamoid in his left foreleg during training last month. He had been pointing for the Metropolitan Handicap on Memorial Day. Initially, trainer Allen Jerkens said the fracture was not displaced, but further examination showed otherwise, Clay said in a statement Tuesday.

Medallist is out of the Grade 1-placed Star de Naskra mare Santaria. In two seasons on the track, Medallist won the Grade 2 Dwyer, the Grade 3 Withers, and the Grade 3 Deputy Minister, in which he set a Gulfstream Park track record of 1:15.62 for 6 1/2 furlongs. He leaves racing with a record of 5-2-1 from 12 starts and $421,375 in earnings.