Graded stakes winner Twilight Meteor has been retired from racing, it was announced May 5 by John Fort of Peachtree Stable.
Twilight Meteor won the Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) in his last start, Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park. The 5-year-old horse, by Smart Strike—One Over Time, by With Approval, won four of 17 starts and earned $575,291. He was trained by Todd Pletcher.
He won the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Stakes in 2006 and Hallandale Beach Stakes in 2007. He ran second or third in six other stakes.
Bred in Canada by Kinghaven Farms, Twilight Meteor was consigned to the 2005 Fasig-Tipton July sale by Mill Ridge Sales, agent. He was purchased by Fort for $150,000.
"Twilight Meteor is one of the most beautiful yearlings I have ever purchased and he developed into an extremely high class racehorse that was both precocious and durable," Fort said. "Smart Strike is one of the world's great stallions, and I think Twilight Meteor will prove to be popular with breeders both here and abroad."