Edgewood Farm's Pollard's Vision, a multiple graded stakes winner of $1,430,311, suffered a career-ending injury in the Aug. 6 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga and has been retired.
The son of Carson City ended his career with a record of 6-7-4 from 23 career starts.
Trainer Todd Pletcher, who conditioned Pollard's Vision throughout his career, said, "Pollard was tough, durable, and consistent--a real warrior, the type of horse everyone would want to own," he said. "He gave you everything he had every time he went over there. I would love to have a barn full of his kind."
As a 3-year-old, Pollard's Vision romped by 2 3/4 lengths in a wire-to-wire victory in the Illinois Derby (gr. II) after finishing third in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II). Also at three, he won the Lone Star Derby (gr. III) and finished second in the Ohio Derby (gr. II), the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), and the West Virginia Derby (gr. III). In addition, he won the Leonard Richards Stakes (gr. III).
Entering the handicap ranks as a 4-year-old, he defeated Badge of Silver in the National Jockey Club Handicap (gr. III). He ran second to Eddington in the Pimlico Special (gr. I), and finished third in the Suburban Handicap (gr. I).
Pollard's Vision, who was bred in Kentucky by Charles Smith, was produced from the Dixieland Band
mare Etats Unis.
Stud plans for Pollard's Vision will be announced at a later date.