12/01/2005 12:00AM

Tiger Heart retired with tendon injury

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Tiger Heart, the runner-up in Grade 1 stakes such as the Vosburgh and Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, has been retired from racing after suffering a torn tendon in a front leg, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. said Thursday.

Tiger Heart, a 4-year-old son of Scatmandu out of No Small Miracle, retires with a record of 4-5-2 from 13 starts and earnings of $314,452. He is owned by Buckram Oak Farm, which is seeking a home for the colt as a stallion.

Tiger Heart began his career with trainer Ken McPeek, for whom he won 2 of 9 starts. After moving to Dutrow, Tiger Heart won two allowance races and finished second behind Taste of Paradise in the Vosburgh at Belmont Park and second behind I'm the Tiger in the De Francis at Laurel.