HRI edited release — World of Trouble, considered a sprint leader on whatever surface he chooses, has been retired. The son of Kantharos captured both the Grade 1 Carter Handicap on dirt and the G1 Jaipur Invitational Stakes on turf this year and retires with a record of 13-9-2-1 with earnings of $1,263,300 for owners Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables.
“He’s the fastest horse I ever owned,” said co-owner Michael Dubb. “My jaw dropped every time he raced. He was such an easy horse, as he could run on anything. He won Grade 1 races on both dirt and turf in New York this season, something that probably will not happen for me ever again. Since we couldn’t make the Breeders’ Cup due to a foot bruise, we decided it’s best for him to start making babies.”
One of the fastest horses of his generation, World of Trouble broke his maiden by 14 lengths on the dirt in his debut as a 2-year-old. He competed exclusively in stakes races after breaking his maiden. This year at four, he took his game to a new level, ending his career with five straight victories, including the aforementioned wins in the G1 Carter over seven furlongs on the dirt and G1 Jaipur over six furlongs on the turf, both Grade 1 staples in New York.
Known for his blazing speed and wire-to-wire tactics, World of Trouble won seven of his last eight starts, with his only defeat coming against older horses in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint where he ran second by a neck. He ran 100+ Beyer Speed Figures in his last seven starts, including a 118, the highest 3-year-old Beyer Speed Figure of the year.
“With his mind, temperament, disposition and desire, I can’t wait to breed to World of Trouble myself,” said trainer Jason Servis. “He could run on anything, winning stakes on fast and sloppy dirt and firm and yielding turf. It didn’t matter; he would throw down those fast fractions that would lead him to victory regardless of the surface, track, or competition.”
The 4-year-old son of Kantharos will now stand alongside his sire at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm.
“World of Trouble was uniquely talented as a Grade 1 winner on both dirt and turf,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm President John G. Sikura. “As the most successful son of the rapidly rising Kantharos, we know breeders will love the horse. World of Trouble was a world-class racehorse with brilliant effortless speed.”