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US Champ Benny The Bull Retired To Stud
US 2008 Eclipse Award-winning 6YO sprinter Benny The Bull (Lucky Lionel-Comet Cat, by Birdonthewire) “has been retired from racing & acquired by Greg James (who raced Benny The Bull with IEAH Stables, Andrew Cohen, Pegasus Holdings & Sanford Robbins) & breeding plans are being finalised,” reported bloodhorse.com. Florida-bred Benny The Bull (a US$38,000 yearling at the Keeneland September Sale) recorded 9 wins (including the Gr1 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes, Gr2 True North Handicap, Gr2 Smile Sprint Handicap, Listed Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes & Dubai’s Gr1 Golden Shaheen) & 5 placings (including both 2009’s Gr2 True North Handicap & Gr2 Smile Sprint Handicap) from 20 starts & earned US$2,353,430.