07/28/2012 3:59PM

Saratoga: Inherit the Gold retired

Barbara D. Livingston
Inherit the Gold has been retired from racing.

Inherit the Gold, a six-time stakes-winning New York-bred gelding, has been retired from racing, trainer Jim Hooper said Friday.

Inherit the Gold had myriad physical issues, which prompted Hooper to stop on the 6-year-old gelding by Gold Token.

“The biggest thing is the wear and tear on his cartilage of his front ankles,” Hooper said.

Inherit the Gold finished his career with a record of 10-5-3 from 25 starts and earnings of $478,985.

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From Dec. 16, 2010, through April 2, 2011, Inherit the Gold won five consecutive races, capped off by a victory in the Grade 3 Excelsior at Aqueduct. He was owned by his breeders, Jim and Susanne Hooper, Edmond and Mary Murray, and Alan Zura.

The horse will reside at the Hooper’s Haven Oaks farm in Fort Edward, N.Y., approximately 15 minutes from Saratoga.

The Hoopers hope to begin the Inherit the Gold Foundation. They want to house and re-train retired Thoroughbreds for a second career.