Grade 2 Winner Shancelot Retired; Stud Plans Pending

Shancelot, a Grade 2-winner and Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up, has been retired from racing after suffering a soft tissue injury following a Monday workout, Daily Racing Form reports.

The 5-year-old son of Shanghai Bobby had not raced since finishing second to Mitole in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Sprint. He had been working toward a comeback at Fair Grounds under trainer Steve Asmussen, aiming for the Saudi Sprint on the Saudi Cup undercard.

Shancelot retired with three wins in six starts for earnings of $624,300. Campaigned by Crawford Farms Racing, he won his first three career starts, capped off by a 12 1/2-length score in the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes. He followed that effort with a third in the G1 H. Allen Jerkins Stakes before his Breeders’ Cup start.

Shancelot was initially trained by Jorge Navarro, but the horse was transferred from his barn to Asmussen’s last spring in the wake of a federal charges levied against Navarro, trainer Jason Servis, and several others tied to performance-enhancing drugs.

Charles Muth and Patrick Murphy bred Shancelot in Kentucky. He is out of the stakes-winning Is It True mare True Kiss.

Stud plans for Shancelot are pending.

Read more at Daily Racing Form.

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