Owned by Magnolia Racing Stable and Hidden Brook Farm, Street Life is a 3-year-old Street Sense colt. He suffered a ruptured ligament in his left front pastern. Brown said the colt was resting comfortably in his stall.
Magnolia Racing Stable and Hidden Brook Farm’s Street Life, who pulled up after the wire and was vanned off after finishing last in the Grade 1 Travers, has been retired, trainer Chad Brown said Thursday morning.
“The horse seems happy, stable,” said Brown of Street Life, who was the 6-1 fourth choice in the Travers after he prepped for the race with a 1 ¾-length victory in the July 27 Curlin. “[The injury] is not unprecedented, but it’s new to me; I’ve never had that happen before.”
Winner of the Broad Brush Stakes in his third start at Aqueduct Racetrack, Street Life next finished sixth in the Grade 1 Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial, third in the Grade 2 Peter Pan and fourth in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. After the Curlin, Brown believed the colt was poised to take the next step forward in his career.
“It’s very disheartening that we’re losing the horse for his career,” Brown said. “I mean, this horse, it was one thing to take a loss in the Travers, a race we thought we had a real shot to win. That’s hard enough to take; you don’t get too many cracks at the race when you really think you’re live going in the gate. Then, to not only lose the race but lose the horse for his career, a horse that I felt had an enormous amount of potential and could have gone on to accomplish great things, is harder to take.”
Street Life ran eight times in his career, won three, and earned $237,735.
“The ownership group, both the McNairs and Hidden Brook Farm, is very fond of this horse and this is a horse that will have a great, pampered life somewhere,” Brown said.
–NYRA press contributed to this report.
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