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Archarcharch retired after Kentucky Derby injury

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Archarcharch owner Bob Yagos says the

colt has been retired from racing after fracturing his left front

leg during Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

Yagos said Monday that the decision was made after surgeon Larry

Bramlage treated the Arkansas Derby winner Sunday morning and found

extensive cartilage damage.

Yagos said Bramlage was certain the injury occurred when the

colt stumbled leaving the gate on his way to a 15th-place finish.

Archarcharch and jockey Jon Court managed to finish ahead of four

other horses.

The decision to retire the colt was first reported by the

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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