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General Quarters retired from racing

Updated: November 29, 2011, 12:04 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- General Quarters, the two-time Grade 1 winner who made his septuagenarian owner-trainer one of the most popular Kentucky Derby stories of recent years, was retired Monday after finishing last of 13 in the Clark Handicap on Friday at his home track of Churchill Downs.

Tom McCarthy said General Quarters is not injured but that he was concerned about the lack of interest the 5-year-old horse had shown in his recent races.

"It's time," said McCarthy, 77. "He ...

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