=== Hansen retired to Ashford Stud ===
 Lexington,  KY (Sports  Network) -  Champion colt  Hansen has  been officially
 retired  from racing  and  will  stand at  Ashford  Stud.  The 3-year-old  had
 suffered an injury over the summer.
 Hansen,  the  2011 champion 2-year-old  colt, tore a  tendon in his left front
 leg, which prevented him from running in the Travers Stakes.
 The  winner  of last year's  Breeders' Cup  Juvenile, Hansen closes his career
 with   five  wins  in  nine  starts  for  $1.8  million.  This  year,  he  won
 the Gotham  Stakes at Aqueduct sandwiched between  second-place results in the
 Holy  Bull  and Blue Grass Stakes.  In addition, he  won the Iowa Derby by 10-
 lengths  and in his final start, he finished fourth in the West Virginia Derby
 as the 3-5 favorite.
 "Tapit  has already  proven himself  a remarkable  stallion in  his relatively
 short  career to date  and we're delighted to have secured his best son Hansen
 who  is  a very  good looking  horse," said Ashford  Director Of Sales Charlie
 O'Connor.  "Together  with Uncle Mo  and Lookin at Lucky  we now have the last
 three  Eclipse  Award-winning juveniles here at  Ashford on a roster that also
 includes 2011 champion sires Giant's Causeway and Scat Daddy."
 11/05 10:06:40 ET

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