12/20/2010 6:28PM

Temple City retired, will stand at Spendthrift Farm

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Temple City, winner of the Grade 3 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar, has been retired.

Temple City, a California-based Grade 3 winner and runner-up in the Grade 1 Hollywood Turf Cup in his most recent start Nov. 13, has been retired from racing, trainer Carla Gaines said Monday. A 5-year-old by Dynaformer, Temple City will enter stallion duty at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky next spring.

Owned and bred by B. Wayne Hughes, Temple City won four races and $326,400 from 15 starts, including a front-running victory July 30 at Del Mar in the Grade 3 Cougar II Handicap at 1 1/2 miles on Polytrack. Temple City subsequently finished sixth in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar and eighth in the Hawthorne Gold Cup on dirt, before returning to form at Hollywood. He set the pace to deep stretch and missed by a head in the Turf Cup.

Temple City was quick enough to win his only sprint, a two-length debut victory in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden race at Santa Anita on Dec. 27, 2008.

Produced by Curriculum, a half-sister to the sire Malibu Moon, Temple City has been shipped to Kentucky, Gaines said.