Union Rags heading to Lane's End in Kentucky

8/16/2012 2:45 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags will begin his stallion career at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky.

The 2,000-acre farm in Versailles, Ky., made the announcement Thursday on its website.

Union Rags, owned by Phyllis Wyeth, retired last month because of a tendon injury in his left front leg. He had a record of five wins in eight starts and total earnings of more than $1.7 million.

His stud fee was not announced.

Trained by Michael Matz, Union Rags came in seventh in the Kentucky Derby after being squeezed at the start of the race.

The 3-year-old colt skipped the Preakness and then won the 1 1/2-mile Belmont after wearing down pacesetter Paynter to take the final leg of the Triple Crown under jockey John Velazquez.

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