03/15/2010 12:00AM

You and I Forever stays with Wolfson


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Reports of You and I Forever's retirement were premature.

In the winner's circle on Saturday, trainer Marty Wolfson intimated that You and I Forever's victory in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap might have been the last start of his racing career. But on Sunday, Wolfson said the horse would now remain in his barn and be pointed for the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park on May 31.

Wolfson originally indicated that You and I Forever had been purchased privately from the estate of the late Edmund Gann for breeding purposes in India prior to his 1 1/2-length triumph over stablemate Motovato in Saturday's one-mile Gulfstream Park Handicap. But less than 24 hours later, Wolfson said he learned the deal to buy You and I Forever had actually been made by an undisclosed party from Saudi Arabia and he would now be allowed to keep the horse and run him through the 2010 campaign.

You and I Forever, a 5-year-old son of A.P. Indy, had placed in graded stakes three times prior to earning his first graded stakes victory in the Gulfstream Park Handicap. The $180,000 first prize increased his career earnings to more than $434,000.