Graded II Winner Even the Score Returned to Racing

Grade II winner Even the Score , who was scheduled to enter stud in 2005 at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington, has been returned to West Coast trainer Vladimir Cerin.

"We dealt with some issues with him once he got to the farm, and we feel he can move up the ladder out there and became a millionaire," said farm general manager William Hardin. "We had interest in him as a stallion, and I've had to apologize to people who called in inquiring."

Six-year-old Even the Score (Unbridled's Song--Ashtabula, by Rahy) won nine of 29 starts and earned $751,629. His two biggest wins came this year in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) and Californian Stakes (gr. II) for Parra.

Even the Score, whose announced fee was $8,500, has not started since finishing third in the Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) in July. He missed the Pacific Classic (gr. I) in August because of foot problems.