Stakes winner David has been retired from racing because of what trainer Mike Hushion said is a combination of "little problems." The 5-year-old horse is stationed at Richard Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., where he was taken to be prepared for a 2001 campaign. His last race was in August.
A homebred for New York Racing Association chairman Barry K. Schwartz, David (Mt. Livermore -- Fateful Beauty, by Turkoman) won two restricted stakes in New York: the Magna International New York Derby at Finger Lakes and the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont Park. His stakes-placings came in efforts in the Sempra Energy Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) and Mike Lee Stakes and the Massachusetts (gr. II) and San Bernardino (gr. II) Handicaps. He was retired with five wins from 14 starts and earnings of $403,920. His second dam, Poster Beauty, is a half-sister to champion sprinter Gold Beauty.
No decision has been reached as to where David will enter stud.