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Oct 17, 2014

Revolutionary has been retired from racing


Lexington, KY ( - Former Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary has been retired from racing and will stand the 2015 breeding season at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.

Owned by Win Star Farm and trained by Todd Pletcher, Revolutionary was a major contender leading to the 2013 Kentucky Derby. The colt won the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct before claiming the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds. He rallied to finish third at 6-1 behind Orb in last year's Run for the Roses and was fifth to Palace Malice in the Belmont Stakes.

As a 4-year-old this year, Revolutionary began with a win at Gulfstream Park, but was seventh behind Lea in the track's Donn Handicap. The colt followed with a runner-up finish to Will Take Charge in the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap.

Revolutionary put on a furious rally down the stretch to win the $300,000 Pimlico Special as the 2-1 favorite the day prior to the Preakness Stakes. His last start was in the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs when he finished sixth behind Moonshine Mullin as the 7-2 third choice.

"Revolutionary has the talent, class, looks, and pedigree to be any kind of sire, and he'll get every advantage that other successful homebreds like Distorted Humor and Super Saver have gotten in their respective stallion careers," said Elliott Walden, WinStar President & CEO. "It is very rare that you can take a great conformation photo of a stallion prospect while he's still in training, but Revolutionary is the exception. His great looks and strong female family are big reasons why we already have several of our own mares committed to his first book. He's a fantastic opportunity in our Dream Big Program, which has been very popular with our breeders. Last year, we booked Overanalyze very quickly on the Dream Big Program, and we anticipate Revolutionary will be just as well-received."

Revolutionary retires with a career record of five wins, two seconds and three thirds from 13 starts for $1,353,125.

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