09/12/2014 11:56AM

Uncaptured, 2012 Canadian Horse of the Year, retired

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Michael Burns
Uncaptured won 7 of 18 career starts and earned $1,065,147.

Uncaptured, a multiple graded stakes winner who received the Sovereign Award as Canada’s Horse of the Year in 2012 as a 2-year-old, has been retired from racing, according to a release from trainer Mark Casse on Friday.

Stud plans have not been announced for the Ontario-bred 4-year-old Lion Heart horse. Casse bought Uncaptured for $290,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale for John Oxley, who campaigned him throughout his racing career.

Uncaptured won his first four starts at Woodbine, including three stakes, and swept the two graded stakes for juvenile males at Churchill Downs, the Grade 3 Iroqouis and the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. He won 6 of 7 starts as a juvenile.

Uncaptured made 11 more starts at 3 and 4, winning the Canadian classic Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie and placing in five graded events. He retires with 7 wins in 18 starts and $1,065,147 in earnings.

“Uncaptured has a mind of steel,” Casse said in the release. “He is one of the classiest and most talented horses I’ve ever trained.”

Uncaptured is out of the Arch mare Captivating and is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner and $390,000 earner Dancing Raven.