Cactus Ridge, who was produced from grade I stakes-placed Double Park (by Lycius), is stabled at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington. A decision has not yet been reached as to where he will enter stud.
Country singer Toby Keith's unbeaten Cactus Ridge has been retired from racing because of an injury to his right front knee that was discovered following a workout in preparation for the Oct. 25 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). The 2-year-old homebred Hennessy colt was withheld from the Juvenile and retires with four wins and earnings of $187,850.Campaigned in the name of Dream Walkin' Farms, Cactus Ridge figured to be one of the Juvenile favorites because of impressive scores in the Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes (gr. III), the James C. Ellis Juvenile Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths, and the Canterbury Park Juvenile Stakes by 15 lengths.