Sweet Win, Cayoke Retired
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San Clemente Stakes winner Sweet Win has been retired.
Gayle Fogelson's San Clemente Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Sweet Win has been retired after suffering a tendon injury during a morning workout, trainer Jeff Mullins said. The 3-year-old daughter of King of Kings began her career in Florida before being transferred to Mullins' care in early summer, winning the San Clemente in her very first California start.

"She's on the market to be sold," Mullins said. "She's a grade II winner and grade I-placed, won on both turf and dirt and always showed a ton of heart."

From eight starts overall Sweet Win won three times with two thirds for earnings of $162,980. She also finished third in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) and the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Stakes in her last start on Nov. 7.

Mullins also revealed that Michael House's group III winner Cayoke has also been retired. The 7-year-old son of Always Fair suffered a chip in his left front ankle and rather than bring the bay horse back after surgery and a subsequent layoff, the decision was made to retire the bay French-bred.

"He was a good horse," Mullins said. "He won from six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles and always tried hard."

Before being privately purchased by House at the end of 2002, Cayoke won the Prix de la Jonchere (gr. IIIT) and two other stakes and placed in four others, including the Prix de la Foret (gr. IT). In North America, Cayoke won two stakes and placed in four others and also set the downhill turf course record at Santa Anita when he stopped the clock in 1:11.45 for the about 6 _ furlong distance. From 40 starts, Cayoke earned a record of 13-6-5 for earnings of $500,209.

Stud plans are still undetermined, Mullins said.

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