11/10/2010 12:55PM

Travers winner Afleet Express retired, will stand at Gainesway

Barbara D. Livingston
Afleet Express (right), a son of Afleet Alex, narrowly beat Fly Down in the Travers in his final career start.

Travers winner Afleet Express has been retired and will head to stud at Gainesway Farm, where his sire, Afleet Alex, also stands.
Gainesway has not set the 3-year-old colt's stud fee yet.

Afleet Express's last race was the Travers, in which he beat Fly Down by a nose.

Afleet Express won his only start at 2. After finishing second and fifth in his first two starts this season, he arrived in the winner's circle in May with a 7 3/4-length victory over Belmont allowance company. Before closing out his career in the Travers, he won the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth and finished third in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy.

A slight tear of the suspensory ligament in his left foreleg put Afleet Express on the sidelines in September while trainer Jimmy Jerkens was pointing him for the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

WATCH REPLAY: Afleet Express wins the 2010 Travers Stakes

Gainesway owns the colt in partnership with Martin Cherry.

Bred in Kentucky by McMillin Brothers and James Devaney, Afleet Express now heads for the farm with a lifetime record of four wins, one second, and one third from seven starts. He has $835,140 in earnings.

Afleet Express is out of the stakes-placed Distant View mare Expanse. He's a half-brother to two-time stakes winner and multiple graded-placed Reporting for Duty. He is his sire's leading earner to date.