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Hollywood Gold Cup winner First Dude is retired after injury

July 25, 2011 | 11:04 am

First Dude and jockey Martin Garcia win the Hollywood Gold Cup on July 9.
First Dude, the winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup on July 9, has been retired from racing after a tendon injury was discovered, the Daily Racing Form reported on Monday.

"It showed up about a week after the race," trainer Bob Baffert said.

First Dude, a 4-year-old son of Stephen Got Even, had $1.4 million in earnings.

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Photo: First Dude and jockey Martin Garcia win the Hollywood Gold Cup on July 9. Credit: Associated Press

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