Injured Hambletonian Favorite Retired
NEW YORK (AP) _ Preseason Hambletonian favorite Broadway Hall was retired Monday because of an injury.
The 2002 Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year has a pulled hind ligament, trainer Jim Campbell said.
``He just wasn’t himself the last two times we trained him,″ Campbell said. ``We found the problem after he trained at the Meadowlands last Wednesday. We got a couple of different opinions and felt it was in the best interest of the horse to stop with him.″
Broadway Hall went undefeated during his first season, winning all nine races and earning $436,790.
He took a 1:56.4 record at Lexington’s Red Mile and capped his career with a victory in the Breeders Crown in what turned out to be his final start.
The Hambletonian is Aug. 2 at the Meadowlands.