Grade 3 Winner Scalding Retired From Racing – Horse Racing News

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Scalding and jockey Javier Castellano take the Ben Ali at Keeneland

Scalding, who won a pair of Grade 3 races earlier this year, has been retired from racing due to injury, BloodHorse reports.

According to owner Robert Clay of Grandview Equine, the 4-year-old son of Nyquist suffered a leg injury while training toward a start in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes on Sept. 3 at Saratoga Race Course.

Owned by Grandview Equine in partnership with Cheyenne Stable and LNJ Foxwoods, Scalding won four of seven starts, and he earned $325,800. Shug McGaughey trained the colt.

Scalding was experiencing a career season in 2022, starting off with a maiden victory at Gulfstream Park in January. He shipped to Tampa Bay Downs a month later to take an allowance optional claiming race, then he tested graded stakes company for the first time and emerged victorious in the Grade 3 Challenger Stakes at Tampa Bay. The colt then shipped to Keeneland, where he won the G3 Ben Ali Stakes.

His final start came in the listed Blame Stakes on July 4 at Churchill Downs, where he finished third.

Stud plans were not announced for the colt.

Read more at Blood Horse.

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