Millionaire Came Home has arrived at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., and will begin his stallion career at $50,000 live foal. The 3-year-old Gone West colt, who won nine of his dozen starts, injured his left front knee during a 10th-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Radiographs taken on arrival at the farm showed chips originating in the radial carpal bone in the knee, but surgery is not necessary.
"Mike (jockey Smith) said he felt something going into the first turn, and then going down the backstretch he felt his stride getting shorter and shorter," said trainer Paco Gonzalez.
Came Home, who earned his name after failing to sell at three different auctions, initially raced for his breeders, John Toffan and Trudy McCaffery, before Farish and partner John Goodman bought an interest in him after he won last year's Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.
Came Home, who was produced from the Clever Trick mare Nice Assay, captured six stakes this year, including the Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) and Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). His only other off the-board effort came in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). He earned a career total of $1,835,940. Complete
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