Belmont Stakes winner Ruler
On Ice has been retired from racing and prior to shipping to George and Lori
Hall’s farm in Kentucky early next week he’ll
have one more spin in the Monmouth
Park paddock when he
leads the field over for Saturday’s Long Branch Stakes.
“It’s been a great five years with him,” said trainer
Kelly John Breen, who has had the son of Haskell winner Roman Ruler since he
was a 2-year-old. “He’s had some minor
leg issues that would prevent him from competing at the top of the game. He’s given us some great thrills and for me
personally, the biggest win of my career.
He’ll be missed around the barn.”
Ruler On Ice debuted on Sept. 19, 2010 at Monmouth,
finishing fifth in a maiden special weight event. Following his win in the 2011 Belmont Stakes,
Ruler On Ice went on to finish third in the Haskell, second in the Pennsylvania
Derby and third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
From a career that spanned 23 races, the Kentucky-bred gelding
earned $1,709,566 with a lifetime mark of 4-5-3.