Padua Stables’ grade I winner Majesticperfection , who suffered a condylar fracture in his right foreleg during a workout at Saratoga Sept. 5, has been retired from racing after undergoing surgery.
“While we are guardedly optimistic about the results of the successful surgery and have a prognosis of a successful recovery, Majesticperfection will not return to racing,” Padua owner Satish Sanan said. “He is already a grade I winner with dynamic victories in his last two starts.”
The surgery was performed at the Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service by Dr. Alan Nixon of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Majesticperfection, a 4-year-old son of Harlan's Holiday , will spend time at trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn at Saratoga for a short time and then be sent to Padua near Lexington. Breeding plans are undecided.
Majesticperfection owns the two highest Beyer Speed Figures of the year up to a mile. He recorded a 117 Beyer in the Iowa Sprint Handicap when he set a track record of 1:07.24 for six furlongs, and a 115 Beyer when winning the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 8 at six furlongs in 1:08.63 at Saratoga in what was his last start. Majesticperfection retired with five wins and a third from six starts and earnings of $310,430.
Ronald G. McPeek and Shane Floyd are the breeders of Kentucky-bred Majesticperfection. McPeek bought Majesticperfection’s dam, Act So Noble (by Wavering Monarch), for $300 at a courthouse sale in Winchester, Ky. Majesticperfection is her first foal.
Padua purchased Majesticperfection for $370,000 at the 2008 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. April sale of 2-year-olds. Named Cruisinforabruisen at the time, the colt brought the second-highest price at the sale.