01/03/2018 5:45PM

Tu Brutus retired to stud at Crestwood Farm

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Tu Brutus eared a 108 Beyer for his win in the Flat Out Stakes at Belmont Park in May.

Tu Brutus, a stakes winner on dirt in the U.S. and on turf in Chile, has been retired and will stand stud at Crestwood Farm in Lexington, Ky., trainer Gary Contessa said Wednesday.

Tu Brutus, a 6-year-old Chilean-bred son of Scat Daddy, made an auspicious U.S. debut, running second, beaten a half-length by Send It In, in the Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes at Aqueduct in April. Tu Brutus earned a 118 Beyer Speed Figure, the third-highest figure earned by any horse in 2017.

Tu Brutus came out of that race to win the Flat Out Stakes at 1 3/8 miles in May at Belmont, earning a 108 Beyer. In two subsequent starts, Tu Brutus finished third as the favorite in the Grade 3 Brooklyn and sixth to Gun Runner in Grade 1 Whitney at Saratoga, his last career start.

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Tu Brutus was campaigned in the U.S. by Winning Move Stable, Saltor Thoroughbreds and Pines Stable.

Before coming to the U.S., Tu Brutus won 8 of 17 starts including a Group 3 stakes on turf. For his career, Tu Brutus had a record of 9-3-4 from 21 starts and earned $252,546.

At Crestwood, he joins a stallion roster that includes Firing Line, Get Stormy, Jack Milton, Taste of Paradise, Texas Red, and Tizdejavu.