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Thu August 16, 2012
Belmont winner to stand at Lane's End in Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags will begin his stallion career at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky.
The 2,000-acre farm in Versailles, Ky., made the announcement Thursday on its website.
Union Rags, owned by Phyllis Wyeth, retired last month because of a tendon injury in his left front leg. He had a record of five wins in eight starts and total earnings of more than $1.7 million.
His stud fee was not announced.
Trained by Michael Matz, Union Rags came in seventh in the Kentucky Derby after being squeezed at the start of the race.
The 3-year-old colt skipped the Preakness and then won the 1 1/2-mile Belmont after wearing down pacesetter Paynter to take the final leg of the Triple Crown under jockey John Velazquez.