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Nov 09, 2012

Hansen retired to Ashford Stud


Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Champion colt Hansen has been officially retired from racing and will stand at Ashford Stud. The 3-year-old had suffered an injury over the summer.

Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old colt, tore a tendon in his left front leg, which prevented him from running in the Travers Stakes.

The winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Hansen closes his career with five wins in nine starts for $1.8 million. This year, he won the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct sandwiched between second-place results in the Holy Bull and Blue Grass Stakes. In addition, he won the Iowa Derby by 10- lengths and in his final start, he finished fourth in the West Virginia Derby as the 3-5 favorite.

"Tapit has already proven himself a remarkable stallion in his relatively short career to date and we're delighted to have secured his best son Hansen who is a very good looking horse," said Ashford Director Of Sales Charlie O'Connor. "Together with Uncle Mo and Lookin at Lucky we now have the last three Eclipse Award-winning juveniles here at Ashford on a roster that also includes 2011 champion sires Giant's Causeway and Scat Daddy."

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