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Ex Mountain Cop looks at retirement after workout injury


January 28, 2007     E-mail this page to a friend!

Portland Meadows standout Ex Mountain Cop, winner of four straight at the track in 2006, was injured during a workout and Golden Gate Field and is probably facing retirement.
According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the Oregon-bred 3 year old broke a sesamoid during a workout on the Northern California racing strip. He shipped to Golden Gate late last year, but never made a start there.
Jonathan Nance, his Portland trainer, says, "It is a real shame that he was hurt. He was very dominant in his division here, but the owners wanted to see what he could do in California."
As a 2 year old, Ex Mountain won the OTBA Sales Stakes, the Bill Wineberg, the Columbia River, and the Os West Futurity, earning $67,833 for owners Maynard Davis and Charles Novak. The runner also collected a $30,000 bonus when he became the first horse to win both the Sales Stakes and the Futurity. That money is considered a statebred award and is not included in his official earnings.