Honoring Labirinto

Today the Gr.2 San Luis Rey handicap will be run at Santa Anita, and it is a good day to honor our retiree LABIRINTO, who placed second to Meteor Storm in 2004. Of all of our retired stakes horses, Labirinto has had one of the most international careers. He won the Gr.3 Stockholm International Gold Cup in Sweden; three stakes races in France; the Copa de Oro de San Sebastian in Spain; and then placed in the Gr.2 San Luis Rey and the Gr.3 Carlton Burke Handicaps here in the USA. His career spanned 35 races in the US and abroad, with a record of 8-7-3 and earnings of $348,966.

Today Labirinto travels between the pasture and the loafing shed at Tranquility Farm, but I have to think that his Cal-Bred buddies must be very impressed with his sophistication and continental manners. I know I am.