Multiple stakes-winning distaffers Acey Deucey and Western Hemisphere have been retired from racing and both are booked to Unbridled's Song
Acey Deucey, a grade I winner, finished unplaced in the Feb. 4 Correction Handicap at Aqueduct in what proved to be her last start and the decision was made to retire her. Owned by Jeffrey Tucker and trained by John Morrison, Acey Deucey won last year's Prioress (gr. I), Comely (gr. II), and Dearly Precious Stakes in New York. Tucker bought Acey Deucey privately from C D and G Stable after her second start.
Bred in New York by Glen Grey Farm, Acey Deucey retired with five wins from a dozen starts and earnings of $384,146. A daughter of Abaginone, she is out of the Al Nasr mare Misty Mountains, who is a half-sister to graded stakes winners Glacial Stream and Cascading Gold and the dam of millionaire Big Jag. Second dam is champion Cascapedia.
Western Hemisphere, a 5-year-old daughter of General Meeting, ran second in the Jan. 28 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint Stakes at Santa Anita in what was her final start for Betty Mabee's Golden Eagle Farm. She started the year with a victory in the Kalookan Queen Handicap at Santa Anita.
Bred in California by Mabee and her late husband, John Mabee, Western Hemisphere won or placed in 10 of 13 races and earned $417,575 while racing exclusively in Southern California. She also captured the Fleet Treat Stakes and was grade II stakes-placed.
Western Hemisphere, who is out of the Smarten mare Excellent Lady, is a full sister to grade I winner General Challenge and a half-sister to grade I winner Notable Career.