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November 6, 2022 — Well that didn’t take long did it? Superstar Flightline, by Tapit from the Indian Charlie mare, Feathered, who capped his brilliant unbeaten career with a dominant victory in Saturday’s GI Breeders’ Cup Classic, has been retired and will enter stud next season at Lane’s End Farm.

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  1. Superstar horses retiring after a handful of races will continue as long as the financial realities of continued racing vs. breeding make that decision a no-brainer.

  2. Of course, you’re right. I too live in the real world.

    But in this case, how much better can these Masters of the Racing Universe eat?

    Make the investment and have a little faith.

    We can all get run down by a car, or a victim of road rage, but would a four-race campaign of the Pegasus, Met Mile, Pacific Classic and a BC Classic running out of your own stall too much to ask?

    That was rhetorical.

    Even those who were rushed off to stud after a Horse of the Year title, ran in the Pegasus just prior to breeding season. At Gulfstream, the over-under margin I would have set at 15.

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