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El Tuscano kicks up his heels on his first day of retirement. He was claimed  last weekend by Jan Vandebos, his original breeder.

Low claimer ran 5 straight, bought by breeder

Jan Vandebos swooped in like the fairy godmother to retire El Tuscano, a beautiful blood bay who ran five times in five consecutive weeks, floundering in the low claimers of Florida. Working in tandem with Celia Scarlett, of Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC), Frank Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency, and trainer Wayne Catalano, the team collaborated to claim El Tuscano on March 7 after the animal put in a predictably lackluster performance in the fourth race at Gulfstream Park. Vandebos set in motion an effort to pluck the horse from the racetrack last month after discovering the […]