Antonio Francesco's Simmard, who was experiencing his best year of racing, has been retired due to an injury. Breeding plans are undecided.
Canadian-based Simmard took the lead at the head of the stretch and held off Joinem to win the $115,200 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) in stakes record time at Churchill Downs May 26.
Fresh after a three-month layoff, Simmard won a terrific stretch duel with favored Newsdad by a nose in the $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf Feb. 26.
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