01/22/2018 1:20PM

Pleuven retired, available for adoption

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Pleuven retires with more than $370,000 in career earnings.

Grade 2 winner Pleuven has been retired from racing and is available for adoption via aftercare organization New Vocations.

The 7-year-old Turtle Bowl gelding, who last raced in August for owner Nelson McMakin, concluded his career with a record of 20-7-3-4 and earnings of $370,097.

Pleuven won twice from four outings in his native France before coming to the U.S. in late 2013. He scored his biggest victory on this continent in the Grade 2 Wise Dan Stakes in 2016 at Churchill Downs, defeating multiple graded stakes winner Kasaqui by three-quarters of a length, with Grade 1 winner The Pizza Man also in the field.

Pleuven also won the 2016 Cliff Guilliams Handicap at Ellis and the Opening Verse Stakes last year at Churchill. He placed in four other stakes, two of them graded.

Pleuven, who New Vocations states retired with no known injuries, is beginning his retraining at the organization’s Lexington, Ky., facility. In a description available online to potential adopters, New Vocations’s staff says that the gelding displays the bravery to participate in eventing, but would be suitable for any discipline with an advanced rider.

“He has the confidence you would expect from a performer who earned over [$370,000],” the description states. “Under saddle, Pleuven is a confident and forward ride. He certainly has some swagger! His ‘can do’ attitude and love for work mean he is willing to try anything his rider asks.”