Stephen Got Even Retired
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Stephen Got Even, defeating Golden Missile in Gulfstream Park's Donn Handicap.
Stephen and Tomisue Hilbert’s millionaire Stephen Got Even, whose 120 Beyer Speed Figure in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) in February still ranks as the highest Beyer figure earned this year, has been retired from racing and will enter at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky. Bred by Farish and the late William S. Kilroy, the 4-year-old colt injured an ankle while training for the Sept. 16 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

“We are excited to have Stephen Got Even return to Lane’s End,” Farish said. “He is an exciting individual, with a sire pedigree that is a complete outcross to Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector.”

Trained by Nick Zito, Stephen Got Even (A.P. Indy—Immerse, by Cox’s Ridge) defeated an all-star field that included Golden Missile, Behrens, Best of Luck, Sir Bear, and Almutawakel in the 1 1/8-mile Donn. Last year, he won the Gallery Furniture.com Stakes (gr. II), placed in the Woodward, and finished fourth in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). He was retired with five wins from 11 starts and earnings of $1,019,200.

Stephen Got Even, who will stand for $30,000 live foal, will be available for viewing during the September sales.

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