07/31/2008 12:00AM

Notional retired after injury


Notional, a multiple graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing after breaking the coffin bone in his left front foot when he finished fourth in last weekend's Grade 1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.

Owned by Paul Reddam and trained most recently by Mark Hennig, the 4-year-old Notional won 4 of 12 starts, including the Grade 2 San Rafael and Grade 3 Risen Star at 3, both when trained by Doug O'Neill. For Hennig, Notional won the Grade 3 Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park, a Win and You're In race that earned him a spot in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita on Oct. 25.

Notional, a son of In Excess, earned $733,240. No plans have been made for his stud career.