Owners Richard Schultz and Kendel D. Standlee have announced the retirement of Big Band Sound, effective immediately. Big Band Sound was training with Danny Vella at Woodbine. He incurred an injury, considered minor, to his ankle during a morning gallop on August 19. Despite showing improvement on the next day, the horse’s owners decided to retire the six-year-old stallion to prevent further injury risk to their horse.
With this official retirement, Big Band Sound will be getting ready to start his new career as a stud in the breeding shed.
Big Band Sound was bred in Kentucky by Schultz. He is rated Grade II and is by Bernstein out of Ensnare by Seeking the Gold. He is related – half brother – to Silver Prospector, Titan Queen, and Roman’s Run.
Big Band Sound is retiring with five wins and earnings of $402,560.
The bay stallion is presently resting on a farm in Ontario, Canada. Thus far, breeding plans for Big Band Sound have not been released.
Source: Blood Horse
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