Ladies Din Retired After Failed Comeback

Terrence Lanni and Bernard Schiappa's two-time grade I-winning millionaire Ladies Din, who was brought out of retirement earlier this month, has been retired for good, trainer Frank Monteleone said.

The 8-year-old gelded son of Din's Dancer was originally retired in late May after finishing sixth in the May 26 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.

"I asked (the owners) that if he came back and I didn't like the way he did it if we could retire him for good," Monteleone said. "He worked a half-mile (:48 2/5 on Aug. 7) the other day and I didn't like it, so we made the decision. He's going to go to the farm and spend the rest of his life just being a horse and doing his favorite thing – eating carrots.

"He doesn't owe us anything and his owners agree that he's been too good to them. He's just been telling us it's over and we're listening to him."

Ladies Din won or placed in 20 black-type events over a six-year career and banked $1,966,754 from a record of 37-12-6-6. He won the 2002 Shoemaker, the 2000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) and four other graded events.

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