Budroyale's saga took an even more astonishing spin when Tiznow, his full sibling, emerged as a force himself the following year. He captured the 2000 Breeders' Cup Classic en route to seasonal honors as Horse of the Year. Tiznow repeated as Classic winner in 2001.
A fractured shoulder and various leg ailments have limited Budroyale's progress since 2000. When a slight lump in his left front leg surfaced recently, Sengara and trainer Ted West knew it was time to stop."He had a little filling in his leg about a week ago," West said March 31. "We scanned it, and it ended up being nothing, but we had decided bringing him back this time, if he even had one little speed bump, we'd just retire him. We weren't really putting a lot of stress on him making it back. We were just going to give him one more chance."Bred in California by the late Cecilia Straub-Rubens, Budroyale bows out with 17 wins, including five in graded stakes, and earnings of $2,840,810. He was sent to Canmor Farms in Aldergrove, British Columbia.