Injury Forces Bob Black Jack to Retire
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 11/27/2011 5:51:39 PM
Last Updated: 11/30/2011 1:20:10 PM

Bob Black Jack
Photo: Benoit Photography

The career of Bob Black Jack is over after the 6-year-old horse was injured during a sixth-place finish in the Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park, trainer Jim Kasparoff confirmed Nov. 27.

The grade I winner was vanned off after setting the pace in the 1 1/16-mile event, which was Bob Black Jack's turf debut.

“He tore both branches in his left front suspensory,” Kasparoff said. “It’s different from a previous injury on his other leg. He’s comfortable in his stall. There were no fractures, only muscle tears.

"There will be no more comebacks. He will probably be here another month until he is comfortable standing. Then we will look somewhere for him to stand stud.”

In the Citation, Bob Black Jack was making his second start after missing 20 months with another suspensory injury.

The California-bred son of Stormy Jack won the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) in 2008. A former world record-holder for six furlongs (1:06.53), he captured five of 13 starts and earned $704,925.



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