The old-timer, who earned $1,089,884 on a 12-10-10 record from 67 starts, was last seen in the Aug. 3 John Morissey Stakes, but came out of that event with a soft tissue injury.
“He’s retired for sure; we’re trying to work on some plans for breeding,” Kelly said. “He’s not lame but he didn’t pull up good. We tried to sell him last year as a stallion, and we’re hoping as we go forward with the New York-bred program and the influx of money from the VLTs, that he could have a niche here.”
Making his debut as a 2-year-old in 2004 at the Spa, Naughty New Yorker ran second in a maiden special weight event. He broke his maiden at Aqueduct four starts later, and went immediately into the 2004 edition of the Damon Runyon Stakes, which he won.
In 2005 he ran competitively in 3-year-old prep races, finishing second in the Count Fleet Stakes and the Whirlaway Stakes and third in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) before running fifth in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I). He won the Mike Lee Stakes and Albany Stakes in 2005, the Noble Nashua Stakes, Red Smith Handicap (gr. III), and the Alex M. Robb Handicap in 2006, the Saratoga Sunrise Stakes, General Douglas MacArthur Handicap, and another edition of the Alex M. Robb Handicap in 2007, and the Master Digby Stakes in 2008.
Naughty New Yorker also ran in the 2006 Woodward Stakes (ninth) and the 2008 Suburban Handicap (eighth), but his best finish in grade I company was a third-place effort in the 2007 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I).
He is now located at Bernardo Mongil III’s Monhill Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y.