05/19/2013 12:00PM

Winslow Homer, Grade 3 winner, retired

Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 3 winner Winslow Homer has been retired with a suspensory injury.

Grade 3 winner Winslow Homer has been retired with a suspensory injury, owner Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farm announced Saturday.

"Unfortunately, we had to retire Winslow Homer," Porter wrote on the farm's Facebook page. "He had another suspensory injury and I didn’t want to go on with him since it looks like we can’t get past this suspensory problem. He was one of my favorites but the time had come to retire him. We have several people that are interested in him as a stallion."

In a career interrupted by injury several times, Winslow Homer won four of 11 starts, bankrolling $273,365. He captured both the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream and the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga in 2010. He also finished third in the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap in 2011, and third in the Grade 3 Iowa Derby in 2010.

The 6-year-old Unbridled's Song horse last raced on Feb. 23, finishing fourth in the Super Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

Winslow Homer, a $310,000 purchase by Porter as a yearling at the 2008 Keeneland September sale, is out of the Grade 3-winning Summer Squall mare Summer Raven, whose dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Wild Rush.

Catherine More than 1 year ago
I'll take him...just beautiful..