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Canadian Champion Cloudy's Knight Retired
Former Canadian champion & evergreen 10-year-old stayer Cloudy's Knight (Lord Avie-Cloudy Spot, by Solar City) "has been retired after a right front suspensory injury flared up" while he was preparing for today's Gr3 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland Race Course, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Kentucky-bred Cloudy's Knight (who won Canada's 2007 Sovereign Award as Champion Turf Male) recorded 14 wins (9 stakes, including the Gr1 Canadian International Stakes, Canadian Gr2 Sky Classic Handicap, US Gr2 McKnight Handicap, US Gr3 Sycamore Stakes, US Gr3 Kentucky Cup Turf Handicap, US Gr3 Fair Grounds Handicap, Canadian Listed Valedictory Handicap, US Listed Rossi Gold Stakes & US Listed John Henry Stakes, plus placings in the Canada Gr2 Nijinsky Stakes, US Gr2 Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap, US Gr3 Kentucky Cup Turf Stakes, US Gr3 Stars And Stripes Turf Handicap twice, US Gr3 River City Handicap, US Gr3 Robert Carey Memorial Handicap, US Listed Colonel Bradley Handicap, US Listed West Virginia Speakers Cup Stakes, US Listed Mister Gus Stakes & US Breeders' Cup Marathon) from 42 starts for US$2,547,835 earnings over 8 seasons.