Rob 'n Gin Retired
Updated: Monday, September 11, 2000 7:24 PM
Posted: Friday, September 8, 2000 2:32 PM
Sabine Stable's Rob 'n Gin, a six-time stakes winner and earner of nearly $1 million, has been retired according to Joe Greeley, a partner in Sabine Stable. Stud plans at the moment are undecided.
Rob 'n Gin, a son of deceased sire Farma Way, suffered a reoccurring injury while being pointed toward Saturday's Atto Mile (gr. IT) at Woodbine. Last year the Robert Barbara-trained Rob 'n Gin finished a head and a neck short of winning the Atto Mile and, due to the disqualification of first-place finisher Hawksley Hill, was put up to second in the $1,050,000 race. His final outing resulted in a second-place finish in a mile turf allowance at Belmont Park on July 12.
In all, Rob 'n Gin made 30 starts in five seasons, winning nine times and placing 12 times. He set a pair of course records, won three graded stakes and placed in nine stakes, seven of them graded events. His career earnings were $989,178.
His most successful campaign was his 3-year-old year in 1997 when he won the Jersey Derby (gr. IIT) and National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT). In 1999, he captured the Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park. His other stakes wins came in the Kentucky Cup Mile, Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap, and the Garden City Stakes.
A middle-distance turf specialist, Rob 'n Gin set a 1 1/16-mile turf mark of 1:40.80 at Garden State Park in 1997, and in 1998 set the one mile turf mark of 1:35 at Kentucky Downs.
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