Fare Thee Well: A Salute To Three Retired New York-Breds

It is the rare Thoroughbred that gets a formal retirement ceremony. Earlier this year, Justify, the 13th winner of the U.S. Triple Crown, paraded on the track before heading off to a stud career, but most horses move quietly on from the racetrack, their retirements noted only in their disappearance from the entries.

As 2019 begins, we bid farewell to three millionaire New York-breds, three runners with a combined 15 years on the track, a combined 100 starts, a combined ten Graded stakes wins. Together, they have helped transform the New York breeding industry from a modest regional program to one whose horses compete — and succeed — at the sport’s highest levels.

Continue reading about Highway Star, Kharafa, and Mind Your Biscuits at Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

Highway Star and Luis Saez take the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom at Belmont. NYRA/Susie Raisher

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