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Boys At Tosconova, Redeemed Retired

Owner Samantha Siegel is looking to sell both 4-year-old colts as stud prospects.

Grade I winner Boys At Tosconova  and grade II victor Redeemed  have both been retired from racing, according to owner Samantha Siegel of Jay Em Ess Stable.

Siegel said she is interested in selling the 4-year-old colts as stud prospects. They are currently stabled at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., for inspection.

"They're healthy right now; they're just not up to running," Siegel said.

Trained by Rick Dutrow Jr., Boys At Tosconova made a big splash on the racing scene during his 2-year-old season when he broke his maiden by 12 lengths at second asking. He then won the Three Chimneys Hopeful (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course with an impressive three-wide move.

In his final start of the 2010 season, the son of Officer finished second by 4 1/4 lengths to that year's eventual champion juvenile male Uncle Mo  in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

The past two seasons, Boys At Tosconova has been lightly raced, placing in all of his five starts, including a runner-up effort in the April 28 Westchester (gr. III). He has an overall record of 5-3-1 from nine starts, for a bankroll of $688,960.

Siegel raced Boys At Tosconova in partnership with Hot Racing Stable, Richard Hale Jr., Todd Cady, and Denny Kanakaris. Out of the Coronado's Quest mare Little Bonnet, he was bred in Kentucky by Hertrich/McCarthy Livestock.

"Boys At Tosconova is a smart horse, but I just don't think he wants to do it anymore," said Siegel of the colt's attitude toward racing. "Physically he's fine. When he didn't want to train few months ago, we sent him to Dr. Larry Bramlage who thought it was a foot issue and that got fixed.

"Then when he was going back to New York, he got colic, so we fixed that and we got the all-clear to start back. Rick said he'd been training, but he wasn't as lively as he can normally be. He called me and said, 'I want to stop; he doesn't want to do it anymore.'"

Also trained by Dutrow, Redeemed won or placed in eight stakes throughout his career and scored in three graded contests: the 2011 Discovery (gr. II) and this year's Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) by 10 lengths at Belmont Park, and the Greenwood Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Parx Racing.

The son of Include −Early Mass, by Pleasant Tap, who also placed in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) and Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II), retires with a record of 8-2-2 from 13 starts, for earnings of $832,140.

"A tendon tear was discovered on Redeemed's right side after the Philadelphia race," said Siegel. "We'd been monitoring it and had him in some light training.

"We tried to pick a spot to go and do a little more with him, but Rick was just afraid something would happen and he likes him too much. We sent him into Rood and Riddle and I talked with Dr. Bramlage yesterday (Sept. 18).

"I just didn't want to do an experimental procedure and take a lot of time...he would have had a 50/50 shot (to return to racing), and then he'd only be back for a few races. He's been too good to us, so we'll just retire him. He can be turned out; he just can't stay in training."

Redeemed, who is one of the last horses from the Domino line, was bred in Virginia by Morgan's Ford Farm.

"He won from six furlongs to 1 1/2 miles... that doesn't happen too often," said Siegel.

"I just want to find a good place for both Boys At Tosconova and Redeemed to stand, and then watch their kids run."