Honor A.P. retired after Kentucky Derby injury

Horse Racing

ARCADIA, Calif. — Honor A.P. has been retired because of an injury suffered in the Kentucky Derby, where he finished fourth.

The 3-year-old colt will stand at stud for next year’s breeding season at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.

Honor A.P. had two wins in six career starts and earnings of $532,200, according to Equibase.

Trained by John Shirreffs, Honor A.P. rallied to win the Santa Anita Derby on June 6, beating Authentic, the colt who went on to win the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5.

Honor A.P. was the 7-1 second choice in the Kentucky Derby.

Shirreffs told the Daily Racing Form that Honor A.P. strained his left front tendon in the Derby, and it was discovered last week after he returned to the trainer’s barn at Santa Anita in California. Shirreffs said it was a minor injury but would take too long for the colt to heal and return to racing.

Honor A.P. cost $850,000 at auction. He is owned by C R K Stable.

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