Country Day, a three-time stakes winner, has been retired from racing after he came down with a stress fracture during a recent workout at Churchill Downs. A decision has not been reached as to where he will stand at stud.
Country Day won his last start, the Colonel Power Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 25 for breeders/owners Bert, Elaine, and Richard Klein. He was being pointed to the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill on Kentucky Derby day. Last fall at the track, Country Day ran second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).
By Speightstown, Country Day captured the 2010 Karl Boyes Memorial Northwestern PA Stakes and the Hot Springs Stakes. He placed in five stakes altogether, all on turf, including last year’s Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. He was retired with a record of 7-4-2 from 19 starts and earnings of $503,829.
Out of the graded stakes-winning Mt. Livermore mare Hidden Assets, Country Day is a half brother to stakes winners Due Date and Good Deed. A three-time stakes winner, Due Date stands at Peach Lane Farms near Opelousas, La., for the Kleins and Due Date Partnership. Good Deed is a stakes winner this year.