E. P. Taylor Winner Fraulein Retired; Mating Plans Unknown

From track reports
Cliveden Stud's Fraulein, who was candidate for the Grade I Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf before being retired earlier this week, left Arlington Park early Wednesday morning for Lexington, Kentucky, where she will begin preparations for a new career as a broodmare.

"The filly left at 5:30 this morning," said Tracy Johnson, an assistant to British trainer Edward Dunlop. Johnson traveled with exercise rider Peter Boothman along with the European campaigner Fraulein to North America. Fraulein and her handlers stopped in Canada long enough to win the grade I E. P. Taylor at Woodbine before journeying on to Chicago for her now-canceled appearance in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

"She is not going to be sold," said Johnson, who will return to England along with Boothman on a flight from O'Hare International Airport Wednesday night. "She will be covered at Middlebrook Farm and then sent back to England. We do not know yet who she is going to be bred to."

"We don't know yet, either," said a representative of Middlebrook, speaking over the phone from the Lexington farm when asked about Fraulein's prospective suitor. "We just found out that she was coming here. We'll know more later in the week."

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