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Champion Summer Bird retired

Updated: June 3, 2010, 2:37 PM ET
By Glenye Cain Oakford | Daily Racing Form

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Last year's champion 3-year-old and Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird has been retired due to a hairline fracture, according to his owner and breeder, Dr. Kalarikkal Jayaraman.

Summer Bird, who also won the Travers last year, remains at trainer Tim Ritchey's barn at Delaware Park, Jayaraman said, and there are no stud plans yet. The 4-year-old Birdstone colt had been scheduled to return to breezing in late May.

Summer Bird initially injured himself last fall while ...

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