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Grade 1 winner Kodiak Kowboy retired to Vinery

VINERY in Kentucky have confirmed that Saturday's Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap winner Kodiak Kowboy has been retired from racing and will join the stud's roster next season.

A fee of $12,500 has been set for the four-year-old, who is the best son by former Vinery resident Posse.

As well as the Cigar Mile, Kodiak Kowboy was triumphant in this season's Grade 1 Carter Handicap and Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes in the colours of Vinery and Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm. He was also placed in the Grade 1 Forego Stakes and Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap.

He was also a high-class two-year-old, taking the Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes and running placed in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile before training on to take last year's Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes.

Kodiak Kowboy is out of the Coronado's Quest mare Kokadrie, a half-sister to Grade I winner and sire West by West.






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