08/30/2012 1:16PM

Street Life retired after being injured in Travers


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Dual stakes winner Street Life, vanned off the track after the Aug. 28 Travers with a soft-tissue injury, has retired.

Jockey Jose Lezcano pulled up the 3-year-old Street Sense colt after the finish line at Saratoga. Street Life sustained a non-life-threatening injury in his left front pastern, trainer Chad Brown later said.

Hidden Brook Farm’s Dan Hall said Thursday that the colt will stay at Saratoga for the time being. “We just want to make sure he’s comfortable and okay to travel,” Hall said. “It was a pretty significant soft-tissue injury, so we want to stabilize it before we bring him home.”

Hall said the colt eventually would head back to Hidden Brook in Paris, Ky. THere are no stud plans yet for Street Life.

Hidden Brook paid $130,000 for Street Life at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale, and Robert and Janice MacNair’s Magnolia Racing Stables privately bought a half-interest in him after his second start, and first win, in February. He went on to win the Broad Brush Stakes at Aqueduct the following month and also finished third to Mark Valeski in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes. More recently, he took the 1 1/8-mile Curlin Stakes at Saratoga on July 27. He retires with three wins in eight starts and a $237,735 bankroll.

Mueller Thoroughbred Stable bred Street Life out of the Grindstone winner Stone Hope, and he is her first stakes winner.