Global Campaign Retired

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Global Campaign | Sarah Andrew

'TDN Rising Star' Global Campaign (Curlin–Globe Trot, by A.P. Indy), an excellent third when last seen in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic, will not resume training and has been retired from racing. He will enter stud for the 2021 breeding season at WinStar Farm.

“We considered bringing him back for a final start in the [GI] Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. because he ran so well in the Breeders' Cup,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar's president, CEO, and racing manager. “He shed his frog in that race and the timing of getting him back into training is not going to work, unfortunately. He has been very popular when people see him, and we are excited about standing him next year.”

Bred by WinStar, Global Campaign was a $250,000 Keeneland September graduate and was raced in partnership with Sagamore Farm and was trained by Stan Hough. Having earned 'Rising Star' status at second asking, Global Campaign validated the decision with a 1 1/4-length defeat of next-out GI Belmont S. hero Sir Winston (Awesome Again) in the GIII Peter Pan S. He closed the season with a solid third in the GII Jim Dandy S. off a freshening.

Global Campaign returned running from a nine-month absence to land a Gulfstream optional claimer Apr. 25 and proved an ultra-game winner of the GIII Monmouth Cup S. July 18. Front-running winner of the GI Woodward S. at Saratoga Sept. 5 (109 Beyer Speed Figure), he was bothered early in the Classic, but fought on gamely to be third, beaten just over three lengths by Horse of the Year favorite Authentic (Into Mischief).

A half-brother to dual Grade I winner and popular young sire Bolt d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) and to SW & MGSP Sonic Mule (Distorted Humor), Global Campaign is out of a winning daughter of MGSW Trip (Lord At War {Arg}), who also produced the dam of Sagamore's GSW 'TDN Rising Star' Recruiting Ready (Algorithms). The female family also includes the fleet Zensational (Unbridled's Song) and MGSW/GISP Departing (War Front).

The cross of Curlin over A.P. Indy-line mares has been responsible for the likes of Grade I winners Stellar Wind, Off the Tracks and Paris Lights and other graded winners Tenfold and Point of Honor. WinStar's Exaggerator is out of a mare by Seattle Slew's son Vindication.

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