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Big decisions in the works for Flat Out

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On Saturday, Nov. 30, racing stallion Flat Out cinched his third Grade I victory when he beat out Private Zone by over a length in the Cigar Mile. This was Flat Out’s third Grade I, and first one at a mile. On Dec. 2 the question his connections are wrestling with is whether he will continue to be a race horse or will he now head to the breeding shed and establish another career as a sire. Thus far in Flat Out’s plans, to race or not to race [and etch out a breeding career] is the unanswered question.

Hall of Famer Bill Mott, trainer of Flat Out for Preston Stables, puts it into words,

I don’t know if he’s going to be a racehorse or a stallion. We have to hear from the owners what they have in mind.

Flat Out ran a fine race on Saturday for Mott and his owners. He is a two-time winner of the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational and the Grade II Suburban Handicap. His third win in the Cigar Mile was a good one for Mott who won the NYRA Mile with Cigar in 1994 – It is the NYRA Mile that has been renamed in honor of Cigar since 1997.

The only hint available to racing fans about Flat Out’s future is from Daily Racing Form since the owners admitted they were contemplating breeding options.

Flat Out is nearing his 8 year old birthday.

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