Bit of Whimsy, one of the top 3-year-old turf fillies of 2007, has been retired because of an injury suffered in the July 26 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga.
“We thought she had ruptured a tendon, but then later found out it was a twisted ankle,” said Bonner Young, who raced the 4-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor with Gerald McManis.
Last year, Bit of Whimsy won the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT), Mrs. Revere (gr. IIT), and Sands Point (gr. IIIT) Stakes, and ran second in the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT). Her victory in the Sands Point came in a deadheat with Rutherienne.
Bit of Whimsy retired with four wins from 10 races and earnings of $555,133. She will boarded at her birthplace, Hinkle Farms near Paris, Ky., where her dam, Kristi B (by El Prado), also is kept.
Bit of Whimsy was bred by Young and her mother, Joyce B. Rowand. Breeding plans are undecided.