Western Aristocrat, a New York grade I winner, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Capricorn Stud in India, according to the Racing Post. The 4-year-old son of Mr. Greeley out of the winning Kris S. mare Aristocratic Lady finished last in the Godolphin Mile Sponsored by Etisalat (UAE-II) in March in his final start.
Western Aristocrat was bred in Kentucky by Grapestock, a division of Tom Simon's Vinery, and went through the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale consigned by Vinery, agent. Western Aristocrat failed to reach his reserve price and was bought back for $37,000.
Western Aristocrat was sent to England to race for Tom Ludt of Vinery. Trained by Jeremy Noseda, the colt won at 2 and was group stakes-placed at 3.
Western Aristocrat competed twice last year in the United States. That fall, he captured the Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park and then ran third in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Western Aristocrat retires with a record of 4-0-3 from nine starts and earnings of $224,637.