Chic Shirine, a grade I winner and a grade II stakes producer for breeder/owner Emory Hamilton, died May 3 from complications from colic. The 20-year-old daughter of Mr. Prospector was boarded at Middlebrook Farm near Lexington, owned by Hamilton's sister, Helen Alexander. Chic Shirine gave birth April 1 to a Giant's Causeway filly.
Chic Shirine, who was produced from Hamilton's foundation mare, Too Chic (by Blushing Groom), scored her major win in the 1987 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland and also won that year's Hail Hilarious Stakes at Bay Meadows. She retired at the end of the year with three wins and three stakes-placings from 16 starts and earnings of $237,944. On of those placings came in the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I).
As a broodmare, Chic Shirine produced nine named foals, six of which were winners, including grade II winners Tara Roma and Waldoboro, both by Lyphard. A fine broodmare herself, Tara Roma produced grade I winner Serra Lake and grade III winner Cappuchino. In addition to her unnamed 2004 offspring, Chic Shirine also is represented by an unnamed yearling colt by Dixieland Band
Chic Shirine's death follows that of Too Chic and Tara Roma since last August. Hamilton still retains the services of Chic Shirine's champion full sister Queena. Kept at Middlebrook, Queena did not have an offspring this year and is in foal to A.P. Indy