Owner Vince Scuderi announced Aug. 25 his multiple grade I-winning homebred Dads Caps has been retired from racing.
A 6-year-old son of Discreet Cat, Dads Caps is out of the multiple stakes-producing Grindstone mare Seeking the Silver. Dads Caps' multiple graded stakes winning half sister Paulassilverlining is a scheduled starter in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27, the Travers day undercard.
Dads Caps won or placed in 14 stakes—all on the New York Racing Association circuit—and accumulated $1,110,467 in earnings for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. He won back-to-back editions of the 2014-15 Carter Handicap (gr. I), and narrowly missed the hat trick with a close third-place finish this year.
"We've had a tremendous run with Dads Caps," Scuderi said. "For four seasons he took on the best sprinters of his generation and his record is a testament to his consistency and heart.
"We could campaign him another season, but we have had a few farms looking into his availability as a stallion and he has certainly earned that opportunity. I have not finalized any plans as of yet, but I am weighing all options for his future."