Multiple grade I winner Dads Caps has retired, according to owner Vince Scuderi. The son of discreet Cat came from Seeking the Silver and was the half sister of Paulassilverlining. In his career, Dads Cap placed in or won a total of 14 stakes, all of which took place in the New York Racing Association circuit. At the time of his retirement he had earned $1,110,467 million under trainer Rudy Rodriquez.
The biggest accomplishment of Dads Caps’ career was winning the Carter Handicap (gr. I) in back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015. He almost made it a hat trick, but he finished in third place this year.
“We’ve had a tremendous run with Dads Caps,” said owner Scuderi. “For four seasons he took on the best sprinters of his generation and his record is a testament to his consistency and heart.
“We could campaign him another season, but we have had a few farms looking into his availability as a stallion and he has certainly earned that opportunity. I have not finalized any plans as of yet, but I am weighing all options for his future.”
Paulassilverlining, Dads Caps’ multiple graded stakes winning half sister, is scheduled to compete in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) that is part of the Travers Stakes undercard on August 27th. In his last race, Dads Caps finished second to Joking in the True North Stakes (gr. II) after setting the pace in the early going.