Injured Derby starter heads off to breeding career

BY foxsports • May 20, 2011

Archarcharch, who had surgery after injuring his left front ankle in the Kentucky Derby, is headed off to a new career as a stallion.

The colt left Churchill Downs on Friday for Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he will stand at stud beginning next year.

Trainer Jinks Fires says he might slip the colt a bag of peppermints for his trip.

Archarcharch might have been in Baltimore preparing for Saturday's Preakness had he not been hurt in the early stages of the Derby on May 7.

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