Millionaire Hap Retired
Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2002 10:43 AM
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 8:38 AM
Hap, winning the Bernard Baruch for the second time.
Hap, a six-time graded stakes winner, has been retired because of an ankle injury. The 6-year-old horse, who began his racing career for his breeder, Allen Paulson, and ended it racing for Paulson's living trust, last raced June 8 in the Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park and finished unplaced.
Hap (Theatrical--Committed, by Hagley) scored his richest win in the 2001 Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IIT). He also captured that year's Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) at Pimlico and his second Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, plus the New Hampshire Sweepstakes Handicap (gr. IIIT). Trained by Bill Mott, Hap retires with 10 wins from 20 starts and $1,329,210 in earnings. A decision has not yet been reached as to where to stand the 6-year-old horse.
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