Ken­tucky Derby win­ner Nyquist re­tires, to stud in ’17

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Ken­tucky Derby win­ner Nyquist has been re­tired and will be­gin his stud ca­reer next year in Ken­tucky. Dar­ley con­firmed the news that had been ex­pected since Nyquist was with­drawn from the Breed­ers’ Cup Clas­sic last week­end be­cause of a “puffy an­kle.” Dar­ley says Nyquist’s stud fee will be $40,000. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist had been sched­uled to make his fi­nal ca­reer start in the $6 mil­lion Clas­sic on Satur­day at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old colt won his first eight starts, with five Grade 1 vic­to­ries that in­cluded the Ken­tucky Derby, Florida Derby and BC Ju­ve­nile be­fore los­ing his fi­nal three. Dar­ley ac­quired Nyquist’s stud rights last fall. COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Navy se­nior punter Alex Barta has been named a can­di­date for the Ray

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