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Aug 19, 2011

Canadian champion retired


Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Former Canadian turf champion Rahy's Attorney has been retired with an injury. In his final start, the seven-year-old finished second in Sunday's Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga.

Trained by Ian Black, Rahy's Attorney was vanned off the track after his runner-up finish in the 1 1/2-mile turf race. Sunday morning, however, Black reported that the horse was doing fine.

"I think he must have taken a bad step or something," Black said Sunday, "and (jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson) was just being super careful. He didn't need any medication and he was sound and fine to ship this morning, so he's on his way home."

Veterinarian Dr. Larry Bramlage said Saturday that the problem was with the horse's left front leg, but "there's nothing outwardly apparent."

The Ontario-bred won the 2008 Woodbine Mile and was voted Canada's champion male turf horse for the year. This year the gelding won the Pan American Handicap at Gulfstream Park

"What I'll always associate him with is his complete and utter consistency and honesty," noted Black. "He's such a pleasure."

Rahy's Attorney finishes his career with 14 wins in 41 races for $2.1 million.

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