This summer's GI H. Allen Jerkens Memorial S. winner One in Vermillion (c, 3, Army Mule–Given Star, by Any Given Saturday) injured a fetlock in early November after a workout at Zia Park and has been retired from racing, according to a report in Daily Racing Form.
One in Vermillion reportedly suffered a medial fracture and has already undergone surgery, which was successful, but will not return to the races. Stud plans for the bay are still being determined.
Bred in California by Richard Barton Enterprises, One in Vermillion sold to Jonathan Kalman for $26,000 at auction in Arizona as a yearling. Trained by Esteban Martinez, he brought wins in Santa Anita's Lazaro Barrera S. and Sunland Park's Riley Allison Derby to his Allen Jerkens start at Saratoga. He inherited that Aug. 26 victory after New York Thunder (Nyquist) fatally broke down in late stretch and has not raced since. One in Vermillion retires with a record of 12-6-3-1 and earnings of $653,840.