Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) winner Calidoscopio has been retired to stud. The 10-year-old Argentine-bred will stand alongside his sire Luhuk at his birthplace, Haras La Quebrada near Buenos Aires, as reported on the La Quebrada website.
At 9, Calidoscopo was the oldest horse to capture a Breeders' Cup event, as well as the first trained in Argentina. He was trained by Guillermo Frenkel Santillan for owners Dona Pancha Stud when he captured the Marathon at Santa Anita Park with a tremendous last-to-first performance that resulted in his 4 1/4-length margin of victory.
In training stateside with Mike Puype this year, Calidoscopio retires off a score in the June 7 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park, won in the same come-from-behind style that made him a Breeders' Cup champion.
The bay horse retires with a record of 11-5-8 from 42 career starts and accumulated earnings of $975,154.
Calidoscopio was bred at La Quebrada out of Calderona, an Argentine daughter of Lefty who produced eight winners from nine starters. Calidoscopio and his full sister, Cumbrecita, are the only graded blacktype winners for their dam.